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How to save Britain's urban heritage: Do it up, call it 'urbane'

MONDAY. Meet architecture minister Dorothy Bungham at a creative industries seminar. She tells me her favourite architecture is 'the sort that secures more equal lifechances'. I say that's completely meaningless. She calls me elitist. 'What about castles? Everyone likes them. More local castles, that's the way forward...' She marches off, the wrong way, banging into an automatic door that fails to open.


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