Tag Archives: Planning

The everyday story of a housing crisis

In my 26 years working and campaigning on the subject, I’ve never known housing get so much political and media attention.  This level of concern is long overdue.  It’s just a shame it took the deaths of innocent people at … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Stitch-Up

West Ham play their last game at Upton Park on 7th May, so the question of how the abandoned Boleyn Ground will be used is nearing its conclusion. The developers would like to send in the bulldozers immediately after the … Continue reading

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The Bronx is turning

The Bronx has an iconic identity often associated with urban decay.  As ever, such stereo-types are ahistorical and unbalanced.  New York’s northern-most borough was once considered a desirable suburb, a heritage reflected in some of its grand architecture and layout. … Continue reading

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We need to talk about Suburbia

Suburbia stalks and haunts the housing debate.  Nowhere are the suburbs more physically, economically, politically, culturally and ideologically ingrained than America.  It’s hard to overstate their significance as a symbol of how this country thinks of itself.  The idea of … Continue reading

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