Nicholas Boys Smith

Nicholas Boys Smith is the Director of Create Streets (@createstreets) and the co-chair of the government’s Building Better Building Beautiful Commission. He tweets at @boys_nicholas

The demolition of M&S on Oxford Street is indicative of a wider attitude towards interwar architecture

The government needs to face down its enemies on planning reform

Must new hospitals invariably be so ugly?

Sir Roger Scruton’s superhuman approach in the last months of his life

Too many of our town centres have become hollowed-out, windswept deserts. But if we make them fit for people, they will return