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.
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