You’re So Vaughan…
Jun09

You’re So Vaughan…

… you probably think this article’s about you

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Five Critical Essays
May12

Five Critical Essays

Offering hospitality to a dissenting view as evidence that the closure of our democratic traditions is not yet complete.

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Standing at the Sky’s Edge
May05

Standing at the Sky’s Edge

Richard Hawley: “All you have to do is tell the story because what has happened to our country is so dramatic.”

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China’s urban dilemmas
Apr30

China’s urban dilemmas

For 40 years, China has been urbanizing in order to accommodate its growing population often with scant regard to the finer points of urban design.

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Housing: Where Will We All Live?
Apr28

Housing: Where Will We All Live?

While the construction industry tries to deal with its economic problems by redundancies and bankruptcies; the big new stupid idea in architecture schools is “degrowth.”

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German Right and Left United in Attacking Israel
Feb19

German Right and Left United in Attacking Israel

It’s not the far-right, but the anti-Israel left that has been agitating against Israel in universities and other institutions.

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What’s in a name?
Feb14

What’s in a name?

What designers do, and how they describe themselves, is important. By the 1990s, the graphic designer and the craft of design was being written out of the script.

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Corroding the Curriculum
Feb13

Corroding the Curriculum

Parents and teachers would be horrified to find political parties in schools pushing partisan agendas, but seem happy for environmental lobbyists to hand out leaflets, write lesson plans, and prepare coursework.

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Houthi nannies
Jan13

Houthi nannies

Most environmental activists can’t really be equated with vicious terrorists, but even so, we should be prepared for the next phase of naïve eco-protest.

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Speakers

Nicholas Boys Smith, founder, Create Streets; chair, Office for Place Nicholas is a writer, director of Create Streets, Commissioner of Historic England and a research fellow at the University of Buckingham on Urban Design. The driving force behind Create Streets is the belief that terraced housing is better for the wellbeing of the occupant than the tower block. He was made chair of the Building Better Building Beautiful Commission,...

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