Education, not Scruton, is the way to tackle nimbyism

elizabeth hopkirk

If we want the public to accept more housing we need to give them the skills to engage - and that must start at school

Before Roger Scruton picks his appointees for the government’s Building Better Building Beautiful Commission, I’d like a word.

This month the RIBA launched the first nationwide architectural educational programme in schools.

In the pilot project more than 300 architects volunteered their time to deliver hands-on workshops to thousands of primary and secondary schoolchildren across England, and now that will be dramatically expanded.

It’s another example of the profession’s public spiritedness, but the initiative is much more significant than that.

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