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The Neoliberal City

I thought people not Tribuneites or part of the Twitterati might like to read this. https://tribunemag.co.uk/2019/05/the-neoliberal-city   Advertisements

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Learning from the Selfish Giant

Oscar Wilde’s short story is a beautiful, enduring parable.  It’s relevance for today is starkly illustrated by a housing estate in Lambeth where a wall was built to separate children from different housing tenures.  Sadly, although this case has hit … Continue reading

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Sleepwalking to America

As the UK prepares to distance itself from one continent, it may get closer to another.  My book (nearly all gone, so please get in touch if you’d like a copy) argues that this country’s housing policy is following the … Continue reading

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Flogging Off the Future

They’re at it again!  Housing Associations, so-called “social landlords” (annual surplus last year £3.5 billion), are flogging-off social rented homes.  The Chartered Institute of Housing has recently said 165,000 homes for social rent have been lost since 2012 and the … Continue reading

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Shelter’s vision for “social” housing has a blind spot

Last Tuesday, I attended the launch of Shelter’s report “A Vision for Social Housing”.  First, the good news.  The recommendations significantly out-bid other mainstream policies, including those of the Labour Party.  The report calls for a 20 year programme to … Continue reading

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Streets Paved with Gold

I’m very flattered to be quoted by David Harvey in his paper “Universal Alienation and the Real Subsumption of Daily Life under Capital: A Response to Hardt and Negri” (sorry, I can’t add the link, but it’s well worth a … Continue reading

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Dear Cleveland

Dear Cleveland, Thanks very much for your hospitality during my recent short visit.  When I told people I was coming, the responses were some combination of “where?” and “why?”  One week isn’t enough to get more than a fleeting impression … Continue reading

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