In tackling post-industrial landscapes in the former East Germany, the latest IBA raises questions about how much intervention is desirable - about what should be valued and left as it is (see pages 25-37). The questions apply just as much to our own major redevelopment site, the Thames Gateway and a new publication from the Essex Development & Regeneration Agency, 350 Miles: An Essex Journey (free from www. realessex. co. uk) could certainly guide decisions.
Subscribe to the AJ from £3 per week
For less than the cost of a pint you can have the magazine, iPad edition, full access to TheAJ.co.uk and the amazing AJBuildingsLibrary.co.uk. Subscribe now and experience architecture from a British perspective. The AJ - it's your journal.