David Rudlin of the Urbed design consultancy has won £250,000 as a result of being awarded the Wolfson Economics Prize for a proposal to build garden city suburbs around existing English cities.  He argued for significant expansion of up to 40 existing large towns, including Norwich, Oxford, Reading and Stafford, over the next three or four decades.

However, he’s come in for criticism from architect Richard Rogers who said the proposal was ‘ridiculous’ and who says new developments can be stitched into existing cities by using derelict sites.

David Rudlin's fictional town called Uxcester demonstrates his idea.
David Rudlin’s fictional town called Uxcester demonstrates his idea.
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