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Challenging convention

Pat Hayes
Pat Hayes
Managing director, BeFirst
Influences ● December 11, 2019

Professionally, Fred Manson in Southwark showed me how you could really do something: that was one individual working for the council who had a huge impact. From afar, he’s been a huge influence on me.

Ditto Peter Bishop, in his time at Camden and Hammersmith. They both really tried to do something, rather than being passive in the traditional role of council planning: "Ooh, I don’t like your windows, you need more louvres on there", that was urban regeneration in action.

They showed me that if you wanted to change the place, you could change the place. Another person who did the same, actually, someone I’ve nev...

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