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Revisited Lecture: Anna Minton

Big Capital: Who is the City for?

Date/Time: Wednesday 27 May 2020

Anna Minton Revisited

"We all need a place to live, but in London and many other cities, from Vancouver to San Fransisco and Manchester to Newcastle, housing is a financial asset rather than a basic right. Soaring inflation and luxury apartment building in privatised gated developments exclude millions from affordable housing, who are forced to live in poor conditions in an overpriced private rented sector. How did we get here and what can be done about it?"

Anna Minton is the author of 'Big Capital: Who is London for?' (Penguin 2017) and Ground Control: Fear and happiness in the 21st century city (Penguin 2009/12). She is Visiting Professor at Newcastle University and Reader in Architecture at the University of East London where she is Programme Leader of UEL's MRes: Reading the Neoliberal City. Between 2011-14 she was the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Fellow in the Built Environment. She is a regular contributor to The Guardian and a frequent broadcaster and conference speaker.

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