Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We use cookies to personalise your experience; learn more in our Privacy and Cookie Policy. You can opt out of some cookies by adjusting your browser settings; see the cookie policy for details. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies.

Report this comment to a moderator

Please fill in the form below if you think a comment is unsuitable. Your comments will be sent to our moderator for review.
By submitting your information you agree to our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Report comment to moderator

Required fields.

Headline

Half a century of sleepwalking towards climate change

Comment

Architects! Stop beating yourselves up? All the time I have been working as an architectural designer, starting in 1972, the emphasis has been on sustainable construction that looked good and more than fulfilled the clients requirements. Site meetings?The architect travelled on the tube or by push bike. The builder in an AUDI, the client in a BMW X5?! If the building didn’t perform, the practise was sued using very well paid lawyers. The U values required by the building regs were always out of date, or so badly written as to be irrelevant to man or beast in the real world. He who pays the piper calls the tune. I am now trying to get the GLA, TfL, London Local Authorities and property developers to build sustainable infrastructure and accommodation. They don’t even want to talk about the problem and the obvious solutions. We have 10 years, with Green Bonds and Carbon Credits to cover the costs, and still the powers that be are doing next to nothing. No wonder the Climate Change Activists are blocking Waterloo Bridge and Oxford Circus! Perhaps a “No Deal Brexit” will demonstrate the realities, when there are no East Europeans to harvest the crops next year? And Customs Officials delay the Transfesa delivery of food from Spain and Portugal? Prices will go up, and the less well off will go hungry? Then we will see real riots, not just the polite young and old middle class activists!

Posted date

17 April, 2019

Posted time

11:48 am

required
required
required
required