Tag Archives: Public Housing

Learning from Red Vienna

In the week the UK government unveiled a housing policy that will never work, I was in Vienna learning a bit about one that did.  The wave of radical politics that swept the world after the Russian Revolution and the … Continue reading

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The 7 D’s of Housing USA

After 40 days, 40 nights, 10 cities and about 15,000 miles, I’m back from my US housing odyssey.  This is a post-sized summary that I’m hoping to expand on in an article for the London Review of Books and a … Continue reading

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Sweet Home Chicago (?)

I last came to Chicago 29 years ago.  Back then I was struggling with a lack of education, emotional intelligence and money.  At least one of them isn’t so much of a problem now, so it’s good to be back, … Continue reading

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Stop the Blocks

The purpose of my visit to the US is to do the research for a book I’m going to write about the historic and current parallels between US and UK housing policy. Yesterday I joined a demonstration in the Lower … Continue reading

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South Boston

I wanted to try to put some skin on the bones of the issues being raised at the campaign meeting on Thursday, so on Friday I met with a public housing tenant who showed me around her neighbouhrood in South Boston.  … Continue reading

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40 Days and 40 Nights

I’m not suggesting the trip I’m embarking on tomorrow will be of Biblical significance, but I hope to return from the USA on 29th June with a deeper understanding of the country and its housing.  I’ll be visiting nine cities … Continue reading

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