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Luxified Skies: How Vertical Housing Became an Elite Preserve

Professor Steve Graham has been invited to speak at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

He presents a call for critical urban research to address the vertical as well as horizontal aspects of social inequality. He seeks to explore the important but neglected causal connection between the demonisation and dismantling of social housing towers constructed in cities between the 1930s and 1970s. He compares this to the contemporary proliferation of radically different housing towers produced for socio-economic elites.

Throughout his lecture, Steve explores the challenges involved in contesting, and dismantling the hegemonic dominance of vertical housing by elite interests in contemporary cities.

Further information is available here 

published on: 19 February 2019