Gentrification

A Celebration of 'Hipster Economics'

Anthony Dursi | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anthony Dursi

It seems that commentators are conflating two different modern issues: urban sprawl/gentrification and rising economic inequality. The latter might be fuelling the former but policy intervention in one is very different to the other.

A Misconceived View of Gentrification

Edward Adoo | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK
Edward Adoo

Alex's attack on "Shoreditchification" goes beyond the shores of Brick Lane, Hackney Road, Shoreditch High Street, Kingsland Road and surrounding areas. It's a real dig at what Londoners are all about. Get over it Alex, go and mingle with your gentrified buddies and chill out.

Berlin's First Cannabis Cafe: Could Berlin Become the Next Amsterdam?

Emily Wasik | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Politics
Emily Wasik

If Hermann's proposal gets approved in the near future, the "Berlin Wall of Pot" dividing the city's residents will come down, tourists will flock to the culture capital not just for the cheap living and turbulent nightlife but for cannabis cafes, and everyday Berliners will be able to pick up their ganja from a store counter, along with their milk and brötchen.

Bellenden Road Man

Ezra Tafari Rose | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ezra Tafari Rose

The weight of my thoughts has cracked these pavements like Bellenden Road men's falling wallets or the weight of young men felled by stray bullets. My thoughts need a staycation but now there's this big gentrification and I just want out.

Gentrification: The Curse of the Renting Classes

Matt Hutchinson | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Hutchinson

When I moved into my current rented flat in Forest Hill the area was reasonably cheap and had no coffee shops. Now, seven years later, it has at least five coffee shops, a deli and several boutiques. On top of that it's also on the East London Line on the overground. All of this has pushed rents up by over 50%.

WATCH: Violent Scenes Erupt As Brixton Squatters Evicted

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK

Clashes have erupted between a group of protesters and police in Brixton, after officers forcibly removed squatters from six mansion blocks. Bins w...

Hackney - Acquired for Development

Kit Caless | Posted 26.06.2012 | Home
Kit Caless

In a borough as diverse as Hackney, you will never capture the area in its entirety, and this was never our intention. What the books is, is our version of our neighbourhood. What made it so special to create, was that we found we weren't the only people striving to mark what is going on here, and we certainly aren't the only ones interested in it.