What the fuck is it about gentrification?

Why does the Fuck Brigade get so angry about gentrification? What can we do to make sure communities are protected from profit-hungry developers?

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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
https://architectsforsocialhousing.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/the-end-of-social-housing/
https://architectsforsocialhousing.wordpress.com/2016/03/14/no-platform-for-labour-lies/

How Banks and Developers Collude to Get Rid of New York’s Affordable Housing
http://www.thenation.com/article/how-banks-and-developers-collude-to-get-rid-of-new-yorks-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
https://savecressingham.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/lambeth-labour-home-snatchers-bulldoze-ahead/

How the Balfron Tower tenants were ‘decanted’ and lost their homes
http://www.eastendreview.co.uk/2015/03/24/balfron-tower-poplar-harca/

Social housing stock ‘to fall 370,000 by 2020’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-35881448

Unreal estate: Regeneration is forcing the working class out of central London
http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21650603-regeneration-forcing-working-class-out-central-london-unreal-estate

https://freedomnews.org.uk/only-working-class-self-organisation-will-kill-the-housing-bill/

https://freedomnews.org.uk/fuck-parade-inspired-and-agenda-setting/

https://joantwelveswordpress.wordpress.com/2016/03/02/the-great-london-clearances/

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/sink-estates-demolition/

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?

Author: fuckparade

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