Sunday, 24 October 2010
CABE useless aircraft carrier or submarine aground ?
The coalition government's withdrawal of funding from the 'ship of doom' CABE - hardly a surprise given the scale of cuts planned - perhaps draws a line under the products of the Rogers report Towards an Urban Renaissance. The intentions of that document were benign but that would have been the case with any report following the Thatcher-Major years.
So it's back to an existential struggle to claw some aspect of beauty from the cacophonous urban realm CABE failed to prevent. But at least we'll be spared the parade of conflicts of interest dressed up as authoritative and impartial advice. Temporarily. In due course the 'big society' will no doubt realise it needs another quango, and then it'll start all over again ...