James Heartfield on the suburbs

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3 Sep 2006

“>Let’s Build!
, a new book by James Heartfield, is about to be published. As its title suggests it puts the case for a massive building programme for new homes in Britain. To quote the book’s publicity:

“This book explains why Britain stopped building homes for its citizens to live in. For too long government policy has been in the grip of officials who want to stop new building.

Let’s Build! explains why all the reasons for not building new homes – the scare stories about the environment, about suburbia, about social cohesion – are just excuses.”

Heartfield is also talking at a conference at Kingston University on the suburbs on 23 September.