Vox Pop: What does the US election mean for UK construction?

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Description

The US election highlights the enormous power of social media. Vast swathes of voters are being won over on spun images attached to 140-character slogans, without recourse to more complex arguments. That’s scary. The potential implication and ramifications for the whole planet are utterly horrifying.

Do we see similar trends, at a more regional scale, in our own construction industry in the UK? Some might suggest that, until recently at least, the swift and sweeping success of London’s Garden Bridge proposal (a convincing photogenic one-liner) over the turgid progress of infrastructural and housing reform (really boring but very earnest and extremely important to us all) tells a similar story. And then there’s Brexit...

Period8 Nov 2016

Keywords

  • construction
  • politics
  • social media