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So…I have to admit the title of this post is a tad bit satirical. If you found yourself clicking the link to read this post, chances are you’ve had your fair share of involvement in planning processes. 400 more words

Red Road Rage?

It had all been going so well. While there is always a modicum of cynicism about mega events and there have been one or two specific problems in the re-development of the Dalmarnock area (such as a very public refusal to move out by one family), the run-up to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games was going smoothly. 664 more words


A Housing Voucher That Works

Johns Hopkins recently announced a new report about the Baltimore Mobility Program, a well-structured housing intervention that carries the potential to change the way policymakers think about Section 8 vouchers. 592 more words

Blog #46 - The Ethics of Gentrification, Social and Personal

The Ethics of Gentrification, Social and Personal

Gentrification is an ethical problem. At the societal level, it is a problem of social justice.

At that level, some quite clear guidelines for an ethical approach can be developed. 1,470 more words

Transformative Demands

Ten Years After

Earlier today I was sent a thought-provoking paper from the Home Builders Federation. Entitled ‘Barker Review: A Decade On’, it is a sobering account of the housing supply-side and a Review dubbed the most significant review since the 1977 Housing Policy green paper. 782 more words


How Is Success Measured in Community Revitalization Efforts?

I don’t know about you, but I definitely hear the term “community revitalization” an awful lot these days.  Perhaps its because I’ve become entrenched in this work, or it is now the new buzz feel good movement to which many feel associated.   343 more words

All things housing - politicians take cover!

Last week I did my first in depth radio interview for some time on the topic of housing. This was a discussion with Tony Gosling from  593 more words