High rises 'destroyed neighbourhoods'
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Birmingham historian says high rises 'destroyed neighbourhoods'

The development of high rise tower blocks across the West Midlands "destroyed neighbourhoods", according to a social historian.

Professor Carl Chinn, from Birmingham University, said the pace of housing change in communities during the 1960s was probably too quick.

Professor Chinn made his comments in an interview with presenter Adrian Chiles during the programme Living in '66 - Making the Midlands.

The programme is on BBC One West Midlands at 19:30 BST on Wednesday 1 June.

  • 01 Jun 2016