At first glance, the GMV looks amazing. Funky cars sit comfortably on the sidewalk (there is a somewhat American feel to the place), attesting to the hip young residents inside. Yellow wallks, and red, green and blue square balconies made the place look bright and chirpy, even on a rainy day. Local ammenities including a doctors surgery and nail salon are within walking distance, and well-thought out public spaces abound. The wheelie bins that blight so many of Britain’s cityscapes are even housed in tlittle cupboards at the front of every house. But look a bit closer and a problem does start to emerge: the windows. It was midday and every single blind was closed because when they aren’t you can see right inside the houses. No walking around naked inside your appartment in GMV…..