Can Design Beat NIMBYism – or must we build ugly homes?

In the past few decades, cries of Nimbyism have put off political leaders from allocating and approving new homes. In Policy Exchange’s  Building More, Building Beautiful, we published exclusive polling which showed that the public is more amenable to new developments when popular design and style are made central to the planning and building process. Joining Policy Exchange’s Jack Airey to debate the importance of beauty in the built environment were Nicholas Boys Smith of Create Streets, Rachel Fisher from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and businessman Richard Tice.