'I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free'
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Cameron Gets It
"... our post-war predecessors had the right idea, embodied in the visionary plan prepared by Patrick Abercrombie in 1944. His plan underpinned the Southeast’s economic success by proposing well planned and well located new towns, which would in time become new engines of economic growth. And he twinned that vision with proposals for a new London green belt to prevent sprawl. Now, while everyone celebrates the success of the green belt, far fewer people celebrate the contribution that the new towns made to maintaining it intact. Some people feel we’ve lost the art of creating great places with the right social and environmental infrastructure. .... in the last century private and social enterprises also created places like Hampstead Garden Suburb, Letchworth, Welwyn Garden City, not perfect, but popular, green,...."
And there are schools like this too:
At this time of year we would be singing,
'There is a green hill far away' in Assembly.
Not so grandly as these chaps 30 miles up the road perhaps; we did 'enthusiastic attack' in our Hall.