How 'Woke' Liberals Convince Themselves That Gentrifying Is Okay
As a gentrifier myself, I decided to study how we justify what we're doing.
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I Watched the Neighbourhood I Grew Up in Get Gentrified
In this extract from "Rife: Twenty-One Stories from Britain's Youth", Malakaï Sargeant describes how gentrification destroyed Hackney.
These 'Beehive' Flats Might Be the Depressing Future of City Living
Landlords in Barcelona are cramming up to 30 people into a single shared flat, with each tenant living in a three-square-metre cubicle.
One Year On, Peckham Levels Is Struggling to Keep Its Promises
The Southwark Council-backed conversion of a disused car park into a ‘cultural destination’ was heralded as an innovative community venture. Now, many of those involved say that it has failed BAME residents.
Seattle's Fight to Save The Showbox, Its Most Important Venue
Artists like Pearl Jam and Duke Ellington once graced its stage. Now activists are trying to save it from demolition.
When Beloved Live Music Venues Come Back from the Dead
We spoke to the team behind The Jago, once known as Passing Clouds, about how to keep a community music space alive.
A London Council Declared 'Climate Emergency' as It Destroyed a Wildlife Garden
Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden in Lewisham was a green oasis.
I Spent Months in the Parts of Lisbon the Government Tries to Hide
Intendente is one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in Lisbon. But far away from the tourists, another reality exists.
Fried Chicken Restaurant Takes Down 'Insensitive' Paintings of Rappers After Outcry
A new restaurant in a gentrifying area of DC received backlash from locals for paintings that showed rappers as chickens.
How Sadiq Khan's Housing Policy Is Making London's Housing Crisis Worse
His measures, which are supposed to tackle the housing crisis, make it harder to resist gentrification.
The Community Organisation Rewriting the Rules of Regeneration
The landlords of Hamilton House in Bristol gave the building's managers 24 hours to leave. They said no.
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Despite Everything, I Still Love New York
The city isn't the same. That doesn't mean we should give up on it.