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First, do no harm - An assessment of the Housing and Planning White Paper

Anthony Mason gives an initial assessment of the white paper on housing and planning in England

First impressions are not always very reliable.  When Sajid Javid replaced Greg Clark as Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government following the post-vote governmental putsch last year (sorry, change of Prime Minister following the referendum), … 1,244 more words

Local Government

Urban Renewal in Southwest DC

We can learn a lot from the history of DC, which is both familiar to and unique from the histories of other cities. A prime example of this is the wave of federally-initiated urban ‘renewal’ policies in the mid-20th century. 763 more words


Why we need radical solutions to our housing supply crisis

There is now a deep crisis in housing supply in many parts of England. In his provocative new book, Duncan Bowie, author of Radical solutions to the housing supply crisis… 803 more words

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Lessons from German Housing?

IPPR has recently been producing a series of reports on housing in Germany asking why can’t the UK follow in its stead and take on some of the apparently desirable features of their housing system. 927 more words


Teaching Native Son by Richard Wright (Part One)

For the past two years, I have had the pleasure of teaching Richard Wright’s 1940 novel, Native Son, to high school seniors.

I did not choose this book. 1,097 more words

What Is Slowing Down Today’s Economy? II. Three Culprits

My last post, “What Is Slowing Down the U.S. Economy,” reports on an interesting analysis by the Gallup economist, Jonathan Rothwell, making an excellent case that three of the biggest drags on the U.S. 298 more words

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Needed: Stable Housing for Children and Youth

Very grateful to The Herald-Times for their editorial this week calling for new solutions to support children and youth needs for stable housing.

Our Opinion: Solution needed urgently to help homeless students…

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