London in the 21st Century: Communities or Ghost-towns? Housing in London

3 July 1996

  • George Monbiot
  • Anne Power
  • George Monbiot

At the time of the debate, much of central London was derelict. The number of people sleeping rough in London had never been higher. Could London's neighbourhoods be revived? What could be done to break up the zones of private wealth and inner-city poverty? How and where would Londoners, rich and poor, be housed in the 21st Century?

Order of discussion, chaired by Paul Finch (Editor, The Architects' Journal):

Stuart Lipton (Chief Executive, Stanhope)
How to Build For The Future

Dickon Robinson (Peabody Trust)
Re-inventing the Urban Environment

George Monbiot (Spokesman, The Land is Ours)
Reforming the Planning Process

Dr Anne Power (London School of Economics/National Tenants Resource Centre)
Regenerating our Estates

Nick Raynsford MP (Shadow Minister for Housing & Construction)
Why Government Policy is Creating More Problems than it is Solving

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