We don’t need eco-loons like Thomas Heatherwick designing post-Covid Britain

What will our cities look like, post-pandemic? One side-effect of lockdown politics has been the rush by politicians, “thought leaders” and other wonks to use Covid as a pretext to impose their obsessions on the rest of us – none more so than the environmentalist agenda, with “build back better” and “net zero” becoming mantras among the corporate and political classes. Everything we do as a society must now be reconfigured to the sole virtue of cutting emissions. Nothing else really matters…

My comment on the architectural fad for fusing buildings with greenery, for the Daily Telegraph read here