Patrik Schumacher, head of Zaha Hadid Architects calls for radical rethinking to solve housing crisis

A paper has been released on the Adam Smith Institute website, under the heading “Only Capitalism can Solve the Housing Crisis“, so far no great surprise.

Patrik Schumacher believes that outdated and inappropriate planning restrictions are holding back redevelopment of land in London and elsewhere. While I am sure many will disagree with elements of what is said in this paper and quite possibly its overall direction, however it certainly raises issues and asks questions that provide food for thought.