Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Demolition or Refurbishment

On Monday evening Prof. Anne Power from LSE gave a thought provoking presentation at the Institute of Civil Engineers. She began by tackling the governments notion of a housing shortage in the UK. We currently have 25million homes (17million 3bed+). Also called into question was the idea that we reuse plastic bags but not a house!

She weighed up the argument for demolition or refurbishment in terms of
1. Economic cost
2. Environmental cost
3. Social Cost

She questioned some of common misconceptions in the refurbishment debate and spoke at length about the green deal.

For an hours watching well spent click on the link below for a recording of the lecture.

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