Not an architect or planner, just somebody who cares about housing and the housed.
“You fix computers to fund your career in housing” – a friend
This blog was started in February 2010 as a direct result of this article in the Evening Standard on Thursday 9th July 2009 highlighting the intention of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham to rid the borough of council estates and their residents.
In the four years since they have gone some way towards this and have certainly done little to reassure the worried that their intentions are otherwise.
Until 1986 London had the GLC which administered the London boroughs on behalf of all Londoners and whose policies ensured through cross subsidy that no borough became excessively rich or poor.
Since its abolition Tower Hamlets and Newham have declined (even North Kensington), while boroughs like Wandsworth have not only become wealthier but have been able to implement policies that are divisive and favour only the better off.