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Evan Davis: Engineering the future

Updated Monday 1st October 2012

Reflecting on his research for Built In Britain, Evan Davis shares his views of the challenges to refreshing the UK infrastructure.

In this short video, Evan Davis explains:

  • Why you might want to build the best possible five year-old railway;
  • The risk of the "paralysis of analysis";
  • Why we're not as bad at engineering as we might think; and
  • How sometimes you might have to compromise and just build a runway or a road

Evan was talking about his discoveries during the making of the BBC/Open University co-production Built In Britain.

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