Posts Tagged ‘Politician’

HS2 is just not costing enough. That is the big problem

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

…And another thing: it is not taking enough Tory Voters’ housing.

The project as scoped is in fact incomplete. The end result is that arguments for the project itself are incomplete. Effectively, the project process itself has become the debate, as our short termist political system is not fit to manage long-term land use. (more…)

The Farrell Review: Chief Architect or Chief Surveyor

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

A problem for the built environment in the UK is that both the masterplanners and thought leaders are architects. I don’t think it is possible to stop architects being thought leaders and my world would be a duller place without them. But who is taking the lead from their thoughts? The idea that a Chief Architect to centralise that which must be local is extraordinary. (more…)