Riots and the built environment

The Architects’ Journal (AJ) asked several architects and theorists to comment on the UK riots of the last couple of weeks. Do riots occur because of failing spatial configurations, or is the built environment of our cities only the result of social processes and conflicts. Is it worth spending on urban regeneration and what role does gentrification play in riots of young citizens without hope for a better future?

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Riots updated: Sennett, Rykwert, Till, de Botton, Tavernor and more on why Britain is burning
12 August, 2011 | By Christine Murray

Comments are made by Joseph Rykwert, Richard Sennett, Jeremy Till, Alain de Botton, Wouter van Stiphout  etc.