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NY Times "Room for Debate" Analyzes Homelessness

Click here to read the NYT “Room for Debate” series piece on homelessness and housing policy.  The article features six different “view points” on homelessness.  Conservative writers from the Manhattan Institute and the American Enterprise Institute argue against embracing affordable housing for all, continuing the usual pattern of blaming the homeless for their own state of homelessness and using the “deserving” citizen/”undeserving” citizen paradigm that has been established for decades in conservative literature on welfare policy.   52 more words


Councillor Tony Belton’s Latchmere February Newsletter (# 69)

January highlights 

  1. Last month, I talked a little about the Council’s threat to close Battersea Sports Centre (BSC) in Hope Street, in the autumn of this year.
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Latchmere (Wandsworth) News

Housing Happy Hour

A wonky housing policy gathering of UC Berkeley students from the Department of City and Regional Planning and the Goldman School of Public Policy!


Beyond the Green Belt?

On Thursday, Martin Wolf, the Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times, contributed his two cents’ worth to the growing debate on London’s green belt and – in his view – its role in distorting Britain’s housing market, driving up house prices and rents, and fuelling a housing bubble in the capital. 795 more words

Economic Development

A housing love-in? Or consensus leading to delivery?

Over the years I have taken part in numerous roundtables, countless seminars and an exhausting number of meetings where the pressing need to increase housing delivery has been discussed and debated but with seemingly little advance towards cracking the problem. 738 more words

Housing And Reneneration Policy Finance And Delivey

'We are all risk managers': developing resilience in social housing

The social housing sector in Scotland confronts a wide array of external and internal risks, as well as the need to respond to and work with multiple stakeholders like their tenants, government, the regulator and lenders. 863 more words


The Return of the Rentier?

I read Will Self’s thought-provoking piece on housing in the FT at the weekend (A rentier nation’s fading dreams of home). Home ownership has peaked and is now at a 25 year low; while, at the same time, this has been redistributed into the quickly growing buy to let rental market and hence the new rentiers of the title. 1,192 more words