If you are free at 8:45 PM on Wednesday 16th February tune in to Four Thought on Radio 4 (though the programme will be available for a week or two  on iPlayer too).

As the blurb from the BBC puts it

David Goldblatt argues that current models of urban redevelopment are broken, and need replacing. He draws a contrast between developments: the multi-million pound apartments of One Hyde Park in London, and Stoke’s Croft in Bristol, with its ‘don’t develop Stoke’s Croft, let Stoke’s Croft develop’ ethos.

He argues that big developers are more interested in making life comfortable for the already comfortable and that a development like Stoke’s Croft, with individuals taking the initiative when landowners and government have failed to act, is a far more positive model.

Four Thought combines big ideas and evocative storytelling in a series of personal viewpoints – speakers take to the stage ready to air their latest thinking on the trends, ideas, interests and passions that affect our culture and society.

Recorded live at the RSA in London, these talks are unscripted, thought-provoking and entertaining, with a personal dimension.