Tag Archives: Urban Policy

The Grapes of Hough

I’ve been sitting on this unusual urban tale since my visit to Cleveland, Ohio last November.  I thought it was too good a story for my modest media reach, so I tried pitching it to some of the national outlets.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Color of Law

I’ve always found describing a book as “important” a bit pretentious.  But I make an exception for this one, whose full title (with US spelling) is The Color of Law: A forgotten history of how our government segregated America by … Continue reading

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Milton Keynes – A City Concept at Risk

I’ve written before about my fascination with Milton Keynes, so I was very happy to be invited to a meeting of MK residents to discuss the Housing and Planning Act (which limped through parliament on 12th May).  The new Act … Continue reading

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Pathway to the Projects

In 1992 I was an intern with a public housing authority in the US (you can tell it was a long time ago because unlike today’s interns, I was paid!) It was a seminal experience. ‘The Projects’ embody a range … 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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