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    Council estates: why demolition is anything but the solution

Council estates: why demolition is anything but the solution

In early 2016, the Prime Minister announced plans for the demolition of 100 large, run-down and difficult to manage council estates. Anne Power argues demolition not only doesn’t solve housing and social problems, but in fact deepens them. Here, she outlines the hidden costs of the process, and explains why infilling and upgrading is what the government should actually […]

London’s housing crisis is real, but the Mayor’s housing strategy falls short on solutions

The Mayor of London’s plans for new homes in the Capital is thousands less than what is required. Moreover, although the Mayor is required to produce a housing strategy, he does not (except in limited instances) have the power to compel boroughs, developers or other market actors to do what it says. Here, experts from LSE London challenge the Draft Housing Strategy […]

February 26th, 2014|Housing, LSE London|8 Comments|