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Cities are for everybody


When there are problems


we should look as to solve


everybody should be happy in the city

who and what cities are for


In the United Kingdom, the urban housing crisis can be traced back to the 1980’s right to buy policy. In theory, the policy was quite agreeable as it opened the door to home ownership to thousands, but it had one fundamental flaw: the council housing stock was never replenished. Whereas in the past council housing was often the first step on the property ladder, young people are now forced into private rents or living with parents, solutions that can often last into the mid 30’s. In order to reduce housing inequality some state resources should be partially refocused into home building that is affordable yet helps people move onto private home ownership.



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