29 Apr '18, 7pm

Over nearly 60 years, his research has used factual data to challenge policymakers’ conventional wisdom. https://t.co/iEj4gh8Q0i

Over nearly 60 years, his research has used factual data to challenge policymakers’ conventional wisdom. https://t.co/iEj4gh8Q0i

From Malthus to the Millennium Bug, apocalyptic thinking has a poor track record. But when it issues from Hillman, it may be worth paying attention. Over nearly 60 years, his research has used factual data to challenge policymakers’ conventional wisdom . In 1972, he criticised out-of-town shopping centres more than 20 years before the government changed planning rules to stop their spread. In 1980, he recommended halting the closure of branch line railways – only now are some closed lines reopening. In 1984, he proposed energy ratings for houses – finally adopted as government policy in 2007. And, more than 40 years ago, he presciently challenged society’s pursuit of economic growth.

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