Yawn - 'let's not repear the mistakes of the past'. The authorities, architects and planners appear so narcissistically preoccupied about their potential legacy and how they might be judged that they end up doing nothing. They appear to have lost any sense perspective, ambition or courage. I'd much rather we did repeat the mistakes of the past than sit around writing Environmental Impact Assessments.
I lived in the Heygate. It provided homes - as simmple as that. None of the reidents, quite understandably, identified with a 'community' in the way that way that Hampstead lovies bore on about. The way that people are forced to identify with their community is merely a tactic deployed by the great and the good to keep our attnetion away from more worthwhile, universal matters. Personal relations are made to trump impersoanl ones. Young and Wilmot wrote a load of tosh.