Monthly Archives: June 2016

Discussion on ‘Brexit’ informed by the latest geographical research

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On 23 June, the UK electorate voted to leave the European Union. With voter turnout exceeding 70 per cent, a majority (52 per cent) elected to leave as opposed to 48 per cent who voted to remain. We’ve brought together commentary informed by geographers and the latest geographical research. Cartogram Special – Brexit, Geographical magazine, 29 June 2016 Dr Benjamin

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What London renters want

LONDON, UK. JUNE 15, 2016: 21CC lecture. London housing crisis.

A recent national survey of more than 1000 tenants across Britain, (Endsleigh Insurance, June 2016) found that the top priorities for renters in London were: Realistic rent prices (71%) Wifi and broadband pre-installed (37%) A professional cleaner used before moving in (29%) David Hadden, Head of property at Endsleigh Insurance said “Tenants are showing more authority than they previously did,

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Solving London’s housing crisis: moving on from the status quo

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The RGS-IBG ran a public discussion ‘Life off the Ladder’ on 15 June looking at whether long-term renting and alternative housing options could ever be sustainable alternatives to home-ownership in the UK. David Ireland OBE, Director, Building and Social Housing Foundation says in this guest blog that policy-makers should also question the status quo of owner occupation. “The RGS-IBG 21st

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21CC Policy Forum considers how to tackle London’s housing crisis

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Professor Chris Hamnett, chair of Monday 20th June’s 21st Century Challenges: Policy Forum event on London’s housing crisis, provides his views on the main points he considers arose from the discussion, and the implications of these for policy. The new Mayor of London has committed to an ambition to provide 50,000 new homes a year in the capital, with the

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How is Britain changing?

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Be inspired with videos, facts, features and further reading on how Britain is changing. Browse our resources to explore questions including: A changing place in the EU Discussion on ‘Brexit’ informed by the latest geographical research A changing population How is Britain changing ethnically and culturally? How is Britain’s class system changing? How can Britain adapt to an ageing population?

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