Gentrification and the great social divide

Gentrification is, at least notionally, synonymous with the concept of regeneration. Impoverished and run-down areas of cities are either knocked down and re-built or given a make-over and transformed into a desirable place to live. Or, to be more socially provocative, gentrification is the eviction of the poor from valuable land to make way for…

Regeneration: finally Battersea Power Station is to re-open as new Apple HQ

Battersea Power Station has been a famous London landmark since the 1930s when it was completed and infamous since the 1980s when the coal-fired power station was decommissioned and abandoned. Its fate has been a subject of much discussion and debate over the years but its expensive, erratic and troubled redevelopment phase is at last nearing completion…