Monthly Archives: August 2011

The £60,000 home will never happen

The £60,000 home is often missunderstood – also it is pointless to talk about removing the price of land in order to make homes more affordable to buy as it is the market which determines the price of a home. But, one thing we do need are more, small-scale, developers. Continue reading

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Olympics Park – lacking focus, vision and ambition?

Is the opportunity provided by the 2012 Olympic Park Legacy being wasted through lacking an integrated approach to its ownership and management? I think the best owner would have been the Welcome Trust, with its proposals for a science, research and education cluster integrated with the Athletes Village and the homes to be developed afterwards. Instead, it appears that a traditional development approach is being taken, with rents flowing out of the UK. Continue reading

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Arts, culture and regeneration

Spaces and buildings should be made available as venues for arts and culture as part of a regeneration strategy Continue reading

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National Economy Slows Down and Local Economies

Is is easier for local economies to grow, and to change, if we had a strong national economy. The current government policy looks like it isn’t working, and needs to change if we are to live through the short term into the long term. Economics needs to be about people and their lives, and we need to learn the lessons of the 1930s. Continue reading

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