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Hugh Broughton’s contentious Clifford’s Tower scheme scrapped


I was half of the My Future York team which carried out the My Castle Gateway community engagement process, and have to say that, alongside Johnny Hayes' persistence and patience, the completely altered context for the setting of Clifford's Tower has had a major impact, as Andrea Selley comments. I agree we're useless at making decisions in the UK but fundamentally I think we're bad at asking the right questions at the right time. Once local people said what they wanted (as opposed to just what they *didn't* want) it was much easier to see a clear way forward. Us architects really should be using our skills more to engage the public in envisioning the future they want, forging links and challenging boundaries.

Posted date

8 June, 2018

Posted time

2:27 pm