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The London Festival of Architecture has always proved to be a platform for vigorous debate – both about our theme and about wider issues affecting London.

On our Views Pages we give space to a range of contributors including industry leaders, curators, academics, politicians and other less-heard voices to express their views and ideas. These are their opinions and not necessarily those of the Festival. We hope you find them in equal parts inspiring and challenging.

“What if we focused instead on empowerment?”


“What if we focused instead on empowerment?”

Clare Richards is the founder and director of ft'work, working to help create thriving communities and ensure clear social principles underpin development within the built environment. In this essay she…