Amsterdam visit, April 2010

On the way back from 3 very good days in Netherlands with Bob Colenutt on our Leverhulme project about fixing broken British urban development and housing systems.  Highights for me were learning more about state leasehold forms of development and seeing the incredible variety of tenure forms and housing configurations in Ijburg.  Lots more pictures if you click on one of these.

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collective / co-op project of flats, shared space, cafe, theatre in Ijburg.
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…and some ideas not so easily transferred to UK: next house arrives at floating neighbourhood from factory 120km away. Small tug on right.

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Londoners' right to the city

On Tuesday 30 March about 40 people came to a seminar, organised on the initiative of CITY journal, which followed on from Peter Marcuse’s visit last autumn. There was a good discussion on actions surrounding the London Plan and Right to the City actions and organising in the USA.  There will be an extended write-up. Meanwhile there is a flyer here and a two-hour sound file.

rttcflyer03_10-3 and the podcast is here