Wednesday, January 22, 2014
There is some talk at the moment about building garden cities and this makes me think that for the humanitarian catastrophes due to drought in Africa, they should be building desalination plants. Ignoring the point that they couldn't build desalination plants because the country was not capable of doing so. The UK in the same way is not capable of whistling up garden cities. There aren't enough builders, aside from the looming mass retirement of construction workers, and I don't see that there is enough finance either. Cities need railway stations, schools, hospitals, roads, not just houses. This is pure fantasy land. Milton Keynes was an ongoing project for a quarter of a century.