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Richard Rogers: "Forget About Greenfield Sites, Build In The Cities"

Richard Rogers: "Forget About Greenfield Sites, Build In The Cities"
Richard Rogers: "Forget About Greenfield Sites, Build In The Cities", "London as it could be" / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. Image © RSHP
"London as it could be" / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. Image © RSHP

In an article for The Guardian Richard Rogers questions why, with space still left in urban areas, we should build in the countryside? Lord Rogers, no stranger to political activism, chaired the UK's Urban Task Force in the 1990s, culminating in his report Towards an Urban Renaissance. Now, over fifteen years later, his plea for denser, better designed urban environments has been rekindled as he argues that: "We can't go on like this. The housing shortage threatens both the economy and our quality of life." Laying out a clear argument reinforced by his forty years of experience as an architect, you can read his article in full here.

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Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "Richard Rogers: "Forget About Greenfield Sites, Build In The Cities"" 17 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/528413/richard-rogers-forget-about-greenfield-sites-build-in-the-cities/> ISSN 0719-8884