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Architects ‘crucial’ part of solution, UN climate summit told


While I welcome the belated realisation that business as usual will result in environmental catastrophe and civilisation collapse, are we not over-estimating the impact that architects can make? As William Morris described himself as ‘not a capitalist, I am a hanger on of that class like all professional men/women’. It is rather like asking high street solicitors to ensure the rule of law. 50 years after the last energy crisis and the identification of climate change, we now need very swift action from world leaders. It only takes mention of the Grenfell Tower fire to show how badly wrong the creation of the built environment has gone in the UK. And 40 years of neoliberalism, privatisation and deregulation to show what minor, and marginalised, players architects are now.

Posted date

5 December, 2018

Posted time

9:34 am