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Colour-co-ordinated laundry hanging out to dry in the background, children play in the parking lot of Cissie Gool House, an unused government hospital in the Woodstock neighbourhood, occupied by 700 evictees from the area since 2017.LERATO MADUN

Citizens’ groups are resisting gentrification, evictions and housing inequality in urban South Africa in a variety of...

Illustration by Andy Carter

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Amy Hall makes the case for people-powered housing.

Locals are still not allowed back to their neighbourhood in Sur, ravaged by the Turkish army and PKK militants in 2015, then flattened by bulldozers. Sertac Kayar/Reuters

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Five years after bombarding the historic neighbourhood of Sur, the Turkish state still wants to keep Kurdish residents out....

An elderly man wearing a protective face mask passes a sign publicizing a rent strike during the global outbreak of the coronavirus in Toronto, Ontario, Canada April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Chris Helgren/File Photo

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The Covid-19 crisis has triggered an international rent strike. Amy Hall reports on the housing activists...

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The UN expert on housing explains how, almost overnight, private equity firms became the biggest landlords in the world.

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In major US cities, working people have been all but priced out, pushed into ever more distant fringes and suburbs. ...

A march on the one year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire. The LRB’s Andrew O’Hagan can’t rewrite the Grenfell narrative, argues rapper Potent Whisper.

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The LRB’s Andrew O’Hagan can’t rewrite the Grenfell narrative, argues rapper Potent Whisper.

A sketch of the proposed plan for the Camley Street sustainable development. Photo by Karukasevic and Carson architects

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Radical plans might transform the way we approach development. Alessio Perrone reports.

Grenfell silent walk

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Last weekend, a silent march commemorated the victims of the tragedy and demanded justice. Pablo Navarrete ...

Requiem for Grenfell

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A visual poem for those affected by the tragedy, by Julio Etchart.

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An inner-city neighbourhood in north London has a radical plan to fight gentrification, writes Alessio Perrone...

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A gesture of love and solidarity from estates and communities in East London to Grenfell and their local community.

Homelessness

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With house prices and rents soaring, can there be a remedy to homelessness? Wayne Ellwood investigates.

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Sian Griffiths reports on a no-nonsense movement which is reshaping traditional solutions to chronic...

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News of squatters in a Russian oligarch’s London house gives Mari Marcel Thekaekara pause for thought.

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A photographic account of changes over the years in: housing; water; education; health; sanitation; food and farming;...

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