Prepare for the dissertations! What do you think about gentrification? How would you define it? How can housing development benefit the most vulnerable rather than the richest in society?
Here are some interesting articles, just the start of a broader interrogation of what is happening to our housing situation, be it in villages, towns or the biggest cities.
Architects for Social Housing
How Banks and Developers Collude to Get Rid of New York’s Affordable Housing
“Evicted” by Matthew Desmond – what if the problem of poverty is that it’s profitable to other people? http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/07/evicted-poverty-and-profit-in-the-american-city-matthew-desmond-review
Cressingham: Lambeth Labour home – snatchers bulldoze ahead
How the Balfron Tower tenants were ‘decanted’ and lost their homes
Social housing stock ‘to fall 370,000 by 2020’
Unreal estate: Regeneration is forcing the working class out of central London
Why not send in your ideas about what gentrification is? What does it to ordinary peoples’ lives, their communities, their futures, what do you think we can do about it?