Cities are places of constant change. It’s the nature of them, and it’s what makes them attractive. But not all change is equal; some are organic, some are pernicious and abnormal.
London has always been a city in flux. But, for anyone living in London, the transformations of the past few years are impossible to ignore. Huge swathes of the city have been redeveloped, remarkable buildings demolished, long-standing communities displaced.
This current period of activity is unique, for it is is undoing many of the things that make the city unique. As social housing becomes luxury flats, as their inhabitants are forced …read more