Dalston Junction, London, a walk

Had a good couple of hours walking round a very familiar bit of London, Dalston Junction on Friday 17th. Pictures here: IMG_1075.JPG Click on the image.

Dalston is clearly a case where a potentially-regenerating intervention (the new station/train service) which could genuinely help improve the condition of life for poor people, actually becomes an acellerator of gentrification and market-based upgrading with exactly the opposite effects. As with King’s Cross, the challenge is to innoculate an area against the negative effects – with more social housing, stop on RTB, better tenure security (huh)….. and what?

Consultations on the Dalston plan are now open and it might be good to get some students working on it – and/or comment ourselves.

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Author: Ed

staff in the Bartlett School of Planning and cooperating with others in UCL and with the Just Space Network to support London citizens' inpu

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