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TV Debate - Is Gentrification Good For London, Or Social Cleansing In Disguise?

Today, I will be back on the Headline London panel on London Live TV, debating whether gentrification is a good thing for London or an insidious form of social cleansing. 423 more words


What we're reading: "'Poor Door' in a New York Tower Opens a Fight Over Affordable Housing"

Where is the line between incentivizing private-sector development of affordable housing and subsidizing (or promoting) more discriminatory, exclusionary housing practices?  Like many big cities, New York is trying to find out. 302 more words

Current Events

Affording Housing Part II

The initial piece written under this heading dealt with a number of issues relating to the high cost of property in Namibia, chief among these being the assertion that the housing/property market is far too unregulated, and as such a market failure has developed in the face of failing public housing delivery. 1,642 more words


South Korea: Finally shifting away from a centuries-old housing system

by Judy Park, Analyst

South Korea’s primary housing system, called jeonse (or “key money”), dates back to their Joseon Dynasty. That is, back when the denizens of this humble country looked like this: 756 more words

Geographic Focus

Connecting the dots : Urban Resilience and Affordable housing

 By Eman Lasheen, Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Affordable housing has always been looked upon as a supplementary service provided for a certain population. It is generally defined as housing that is appropriate for the needs of a range of very low to moderate income households and priced so that these households are also able to meet other basic living costs such as food, clothing, transport, medical care and education. 379 more words


Can we build a better Scotland?

I was at the launch of ‘Building a Better Scotland’, the RICS Scottish Housing Commission report yesterday morning [1]. I should declare an interest: I am an advisor to Shelter Scotland’s parallel housing and well-being commission which reports next year [2]; I also gave evidence to the Commission last year when they kindly did the evidence session only walking distance from my front door. 1,103 more words


Research Round-Up.

A selection of recently published articles offering varied and thought-provoking considerations of home and domesticity from a multiplicity of disciplinary perspectives, taking on such topics as the development of domestic design for older people, the evolution of gated communities and the origins of the use of solar power in post war America. 930 more words