WED 08 | 02 | 2017
After watch VICE's documentary of Gentrification in London
The skyline of london is evolving and changing at an accelerated speed
- compared to a nature film by David Attenborough about the return of spring to the canadian tundra
Prices of housing all across London have gone up by 20% in the last year = resulting in a colodsal demand for affordable homes
Original dream of council houses was to move working classes out of overcrowded slums and into revolutionary architecture
Council houses when seen trendy were viewed as futuristuc streets in the sky but in present day the post-war dream of urban rebewal has turned sour
Yhe number of council houses in London has fallen by a third in the last year despite a million more people migrating into the city affecting everyone
Council estates which still exist are gradually being emptied caused by government eviction for redevelopment of the land. This shows the higest bidders (developers) winning as the people are losing and fighting back
E15 Focus -
Campaign for social housing
"SOCIAL HOUSING NOT SOCIAL CLEANSING"
F - ocus on the future,
O - on housing,
C - ommunity...
U - nited we are STRONG
S - ecure future for ALL
Their motto is "London for EVERYONE not just the rich"
They caught the attention of the media and the public sparking fires all across the city
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