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You could make a career out of building absolutely nothing at all

In America you compete by building; in Britain you compete to build. That used to be the big difference between the two countries in the old days when British architects and planners were invited to lecture the Americans on public housing and New Towns. Now it is even worse, what with CABE and Health and Safety on the UK side, and the lecturing trend going into reverse. If you are pretending to be designing an airport for the next 10 years, the best thing you can do is to get yourself ...

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