Section: Social Housing

Making the connection between social housing and economic growth

Posted 17.05.18
Forbes: Article link

Social housing is often viewed as a burden on the public purse. But is the opposite true, that the proper provision of social housing feeds into economic growth?

Deborah Talbot, a journalist specialising in urban and rural development, talks to author and social housing expert John Boughton.

Issues covered include how the creation of social or council housing interacted positively with economic growth - and why it's absence today isn't doing anything to create the conditions for social and economic dynamism in the UK.

John Boughton is the author of Municipal Dreams: The Rise and Fall of Council Housing and founder of the website Municipal Dreams.


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