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Sex and the city: An interview with Peter Rees

Words: Huw Morris
Peter Rees reflected

Recently appointed professor of places and city planning at University College London, Peter Rees has drawn the curtain down on nearly 30 years of being at the heart of the capital’s transformation. He tells Huw Morris about life at the top

It was 6.30pm on a Friday evening in New York and the City of London Corporation’s chief planner Peter Rees was sitting on a panel of experts at a conference. The panel from around the world was asked about what makes a city special. The audience of bankers and developers were stunned by Rees’s answer. London, he said, is very special because it offers “the best free sex in the world”.........
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