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.
- Urbed wins Garden Cities Wolfson Prize
- Richard Rogers says more should be done first with brownfield land