To Build or Not to Build: That is the Green Belt Question

In July, fashion icon Margaret Howell in Wigmore Street, London hosted the Open-City debate “To build or not to build: that is the Green Belt question”.  Rowan Moore (architecture critic for the Observer, argued for building on the Green Belt to help relieve the housing shortage) while Neil Sinden (director of CPRE London) argued against.  John Grindrod who was brought up on the Green Belt acted the Chair.

If you missed the event and want to learn more about the Green Belt, you can buy John Grindrod’s Outskirts and Rowan Moore’s Slow Burn City through the Open-City online shop. 

You can also read more about CPRE’s opinion about building on the Green Belt here and you can order your own map of the Green Belt here.