England--London

Report

18 Sep 2017

London’s housing market is increasingly unaffordable for those on low to middle incomes. While it has always been more expensive to rent or buy in the capital, the scale of the unaffordability of housing has never been greater. As a result, today’s Londoners or would-be...

Strategy

11 Aug 2017

For the first time, this strategy brings together approaches to every aspect of London’s environment, kick starting action that will improve the city’s environment right away, while taking the most ambitious view of what is possible in the future. It makes new connections between the...

Blog post

20 Jul 2017

A recent Sydney Morning Herald feature on urban renewal in London shone an interesting and quite revealing spotlight on a high profile project with a major Australian connection. Crucially, though this rather uncritical account completely missed the aspect of the story with the greatest direct...

Commentary

19 Jun 2017

A charred housing block in the north Kensington area of west London stands as a grotesque symbol of human tragedy and public shame. Just past midnight on 14 June, a blaze sparked in a kitchen on the fourth floor of Grenfell Tower swept upwards with...

Research report

3 Mar 2015

Two thirds of all crime in England and Wales is property crime, yet victims have little faith in the ability of the criminal justice system to address it. Only one in every ten shoplifting incidents is reported to police, and half of burglary victims never...

Journal article

21 Jun 2014

This article draws on accounts of white working-class boys (age 14-16) from South London in order to explore how they reconstitute their learner-identities within the ‘raising aspirations’ rhetoric. The current dominant neoliberal discourse in education, which prioritises a view of aspiration that is competitive, qualification-focused,...

Conference paper

12 Sep 2013

Starting from an open and dynamic conception of place as a socio-spatial and temporal assemblage, this paper explores high density urban areas as dynamic environments of social interaction. While Lefebvre's call for a rhythmanalysis of the city, significantly influenced contemporary urban discourse, such understanding still...

Research report

30 Jun 2007

One of the besetting sins of creative industries policy-making is its obsession with the new, its insistence that everything is changed utterly, and its seeming ignorance, often of its own history. In part this reflects the tangling up of creative industry policy in discourse about...

Evaluation

1 Sep 2006

Introduction

This report forms the final output from the evaluation of the Key Worker Living (KWL) programme commissioned by DCLG and is produced by GHK Consulting Ltd (GHK) and the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS) at the University of Birmingham. The work...