The great tragedy of the response to the housing crisis of the 60s was that architects, town planners, and local authorities betrayed the working class in their schemes for new housing. Lack of money was often blamed for their solutions, but lack of a humane vision was a greater reason. Rarely were those who were to be re-housed consulted about what type of environment they might prefer. Instead tower blocks and housing using industrial building techniques were thrown across the cities in a desperate and cynical attempt to solve the problem of reshaping our cities. Within 30 years these follies had begun to be demolished.