Justin McGuirk’s latest book chronicles important innovations in Latin American urbanism, but is ultimately limited by a lack of faith in the urban working class to challenge neoliberalism.
Those at the forefront of current fights over public housing are as much part of the working class as the 'white van man'. But how does the ‘white van man’ come to stand in for the working class in debates over class, race and nation?
Cities are not natural organisms but arenas of political struggles.
The women of Focus E15 are the latest chapter in a long story of East End women standing up for their rights, families, homes and communities against sexism and class prejudice.
Housing co-operatives provide a democratic and collective alternative to current market-led approaches to housing
Property guardianships are a growing form of temporary housing in the city and can be linked to wider issues of precarity and the securitisation of urban space.
How can democratic house-building initiatives help us combat the destructive effects of 'austerity urbanism'?
As private renting in London becomes less secure and more unaffordable, the 'right to the city' acquires a new urgency.
London's destructive property bubble is enveloping ever-unlikelier areas. A Walthamstow resident expresses his concerns.
In Salford high profile regeneration projects have failed, leaving residents stranded in limbo and uncertainty.