Form follows profit is the aesthetic principle of our times.
There has to be policies about that, about what materials we use and so on.
This is a pivotal time for urban regeneration. We must take a long term view.
You know, the environment is fragmenting, and the environment is, in many places, absolutely hideous!
The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved.
I think you could make a completely Virtual Centre, though I have a general feeling, and maybe because I am getting very old, that you still need face to face.
If I remember rightly Holland for instance has something like 45, and it's a much smaller country. In comparison we have very few and they are very badly financed.
If you live in a squalid environment, then of course you are going to want to get out of it, you are probably going to want to get into the country, because that's what it does.
My passion and great enjoyment for architecture, and the reason the older I get the more I enjoy it, is because I believe we - architects - can effect the quality of life of the people.
I think we did a pretty good role, linking, being a sounding board really and a driving force, especially from the bottom up. I think that part of this is bottom up as well as top down.