Cities in the 2020s

I went last night to a discussion about the characteristics of cities in the 2020s which took place under Chatham House rules.   I hope that I am not breaching them by saying that much of the discussion was about the need for devolution and the involvement of the local community if the housing crisis is in any way to be solved;  and that Brexit is likely to make this impossible, because, not least, it involves far too much of the energies of the current government.   One statistic particularly stuck in my mind, which is that in London, 80% of the housing being built is affordable to only 8% of the population:  hardly the way to solve the crisis.

And I enjoyed the staggering view south of central London:-



And of New Zealand House close to:-



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