“Theseen Debate explores Rishi Sunak’s ‘regressive’ plans to halt the concept of 15-minute cities”

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UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s recent announcement regarding the prevention of the construction of 15-minute cities by UK councils has stirred up a heated debate. Sunak’s plans aim to support motorists and have been endorsed by UK Transport Secretary Mark Harper, who sees it as a means to protect drivers from what he calls “over-zealous traffic enforcement”. This initiative is part of a wider government plan to support drivers in the long term.

Response to the scheme has been divided, with one reader dismissing it as “regressive nonsense”. Another criticizes the project, accusing the government of having a “narrow-minded” approach that is dragging the UK back to the industrial revolution.

In addition to this controversial topic, this week’s edition of our Dezeen Debate newsletter has also raised passions with other stories. One such story discusses the efforts of conservation groups to prevent the demolition of a 1960s concrete stadium in Ahmedabad. The proposed demolition has faced opposition from those who see the stadium as an important piece of architectural history.

Another story that has grabbed attention is the unveiling of a 124-metre-long block of social housing in Paris, designed by Christ & Gantenbein. The project aims to address the ongoing housing crisis in the city by providing affordable accommodation for individuals and families.

Lastly, OMA has released visuals of the Dhaka Tower in Bangladesh, showcasing its unique geometric design. The tower promises to be an architectural marvel and has sparked excitement among enthusiasts.

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