Jenkins: apologise for 1960s estates

Simon Jenkins: “estates ruined lives”.

One of Britain’s most influential journalists has demanded that the RIBA establish a South African-style reconciliation commission to allow architects to investigate their responsibility for sixties and seventies housing estates, which he claimed “ruined lives”.

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