Tim Harford: why did we stop building beautiful neighbourhoods?
Why the world has lost its taste in structural design. Policymakers obsess about urban regeneration, “strong towns” and “levelling up”. Yet few beautiful communities have been built in the past century. Tim Harford explores the economics behind this lack of joyful architecture: governments lack the incentive, businesses usually lack the power and almost everyone seems to lack the skill.
From Financial Times