Town planning

lost townA lot of correspondence has appeared in the local press about building density and the destruction of local landmarks.

Here’s what happened in the UK.  A combination of greedy property developers, indifferent and/or corrupt councillors, the worship of the private car, changes in taste and the effects of the war meant devastating changes for many British cities. There’s a definite lesson here for New Zealand as these photographs show townscapes that should have been preserved rather than destroyed. Read  Britain’s Lost Cities and weep.

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