Right to the City


People power in the driverless city

18 December 2017 We need to make sure that the benefits of driverless transport are shared by all, writes Alex May

How to win a rent strike

23 October 2016 Social networks are stronger than management hierarchies. David Dahlborn describes how the UCL rent strike won

Labour selling rights to the city?

21 August 2015 Donations from private developers to Labour London mayoral candidates further implicate politicians in the capital’s housing crisis and highlight the chasm between Corbyn and many of his party colleagues, writes Andrew Dolan

Ideal homes: the story of eco co-op Lilac

31 March 2014 A recently completed project in Leeds could be a model for co-operative housing in the future. Jenny Nelson reports

The new poll tax?

31 January 2014 It has attracted less attention than other welfare cuts, but the abolition of council tax benefit is having a severe impact, writes Unite community co-ordinator Pilgrim Tucker

Saving the estate

20 October 2013 Residents have fought off University College London’s plans to ‘redevelop’ the Carpenters Estate, reports Kevin Blowe

Squat rot: plans to extend squatting ban

25 August 2013 Last September squatting in residential properties was criminalised. Now there are calls to extend the ban to commercial properties. Lorna Stephenson reports

Tenant troubles

13 February 2013 The past year has seen the beginnings of a vibrant private tenants’ movement emerging. Christine Haigh reports

Lambeth’s short-life sell off

3 December 2012 Lambeth brands itself a ‘co-operative council’ – but it is selling off properties currently run by housing co-ops, reports Lambeth Save Our Services