"Thus he writes of the Ladywood area of Birmingham - the area with the highest level of unemployment in the country, developed between 1952 and 1964 under the City Architect A. G. Sheppard Fidler, who resisted the turn towards high-speed prefabrication of housing and resigned from his job: Most of it consists of uninteresting towers, occasionally clad, occasionally replaced with equally uninteresting mock-Victorian hutches. But you get a sense of something different when walking along the main Ladywood Middleway: suddenly you're in a landscaped parkway, verdant by the surrounding standards. Inside, ten eight-storey towers, carefully detailed in brown brick and concrete, are interspersed with terraced bungalows. Around them is the undulating landscape of mature trees, taken over from the gardens of middle-class Victorian houses. It feels just, an assertion of the working-class population's collective right to light, air, birdsong and greenery in a city full of wasted land and unchallenged privilege ... Why wasn't it all like this? Why can't it be done again?"