While Newham’s Mayor is right to say that astronomical central London prices and rents have pushed more and more people into the outer boroughs, the answer can’t be to push poor families further out and create yet another two-tier borough.
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At a time when the supply of private investment in house building is at a low ebb, Baugruppe provides an opportunity for people to take matters into their own hands and can provide cost savings.
We actually know very little about the effect of right to buy beyond a massive reduction in the availability of social housing. We don’t know how many purchasers stay in their homes for life, what happens in terms of succession, or (crucially) whether there are substantive changes in wealth or any link with wider opportunities.
A government that combines drastic benefit cuts and reducing public housing stock with a massive rise in unemployment (particularly youth unemployment) will see a return to the rough sleeper numbers we saw under Thatcher.
It’s vital we learn from programmes like housing market renewal if we’re serious about putting communities at the heart of regeneration, says Jennifer Strutt
Identity in this context is less about a shiny building, and more about owning and cultivating a culture in a place. Imagine that the public sector desired this future. Imagine they delivered it. That’s what is going to happen in this place.
To really fix the problem, start thinking about the conditions necessary for that problem not to exist. Think ‘create health’.
John Houghton revisits the problem of empty homes and calls for imaginative local solutions as regeneration winds down and resources dry up
The pressure to demonstrate added value in public procurement is growing. Steve Malone explains how a new alliance is harnessing the spending power of social landlords
Brendan Nevin argues there’s a mismatch between the coalition government’s approach to housing and the social and economic reality on the ground