This was first published in Planning on 23 June 1989. It is reproduced here by kind permission of the Editor. Check out other reprints from my columns in Planning in the 'Flashbacks' pages of my website.
Berlin, June 1989Written by Cliff Hague
A chance to read my monthly Diary in Planning from June 1989, which starts in Berlin just months before the Berlin Wall came down. It also looks at the Adam Smith Institute's ideas for privatising streets - an idea that might be revived post-Covid19? Of course there have been many gated communities developed in the meantime. Click here to read the end of the article.