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Ricky Burdett on London's urban transformation

Ricky Burdett's appraisal of recent development in London was a sharp contrast to Rowan Moore's withering criticism of the capital's major projects a few weeks ago. And, in contrast also to the political awareness of architectural education in Iran (AJ 8.11.01), it highlighted the lack of a clear political or social agenda behind development in a city which has some of the poorest wards in Europe - parts of Tower Hamlets and Newham vying with areas of Portugal and Sicily for the honour. ...

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