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Jowell calls on architects to 'solve social exclusion'

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Culture secretary Tessa Jowell has accused architects of 'falling behind' in the fight against social exclusion. Jowell called on architects to help overcome local people's alienation from public buildings - in particular through better design of schools, art galleries and local government offices.

Jowell - speaking at the launch of a new government policy document on social exclusion, 'People and Places' - said: 'Contemporary buildings are a vital part of everybody's cultural heritage. But many people, such as those with disabilities, the unemployed and those living in communities

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