The London's Housing Crisis and its Activisms Conference, associated with CITY’s Special Feature (issue 20.2)

Humphry, Debbie (2016) The London's Housing Crisis and its Activisms Conference, associated with CITY’s Special Feature (issue 20.2). City, 20(3), pp. 495-506. ISSN (print) 1360-4813

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Abstract

This article is a conference review. This conference, organised by Paul Watt (Birkbeck University of London) and Anna Minton (University of East London) was a launch event for their CITY special feature 'London's Housing Crisis and its Activisms' (Watt and Minton 2016), commissioned by CITY journal for its 20th anniversary to celebrate and advance twenty years of research, publication and action. This conference was in turn brilliant, fascinating, depressing and hopeful. Like all the best conferences I have been to, both speakers and audience came from a range of positions, adding activist, political, journalistic and tenant perspectives to the usual academic crowd. Sian Berry (Green Party) took a break from the Mayoral hustings to pledge her commitment to providing genuinely- affordable housing and stopping social cleansing, and journalist Dawn Foster of The Guardian and Loretta Lees (University of Leicester) chaired the two plenary sessions.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Geography and environmental studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing (until 2017) > School of Geography, Geology and the Environment
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Depositing User: Debbie Humphry
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2018 14:01
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2018 14:01
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13604813.2016.1196063
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/40411

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