Letter: Spread the green revolution

Sir: Lord Rogers' maiden speech setting out his vision for an urban revolution (report, 21 May) is to be welcomed, and I hope he gets the support necessary to make it happen.

However, I have reservations about the way the debate seems to be centring on London. It seems sad that Professor Smith, the chairman of a national organisation, in writing a letter to a national newspaper (Letters, 24 May), can think of no examples to quote from outside central London.

Compared with most other major British cities and to the largely dull and dreary London suburbs, central London is already a remarkably green and attractive place. By all means let us have an urban revolution, but let it be a far-reaching national revolution, not just a showcase in central London.