6 Things You Should Know About Glasgow’s Social Housing Crisis

This article by London-based Novara Media looks into what is going on in Glasgow with regards to social housing and gentrification. Their summation  is really spot on:

Housing is a basic need of the human body: without shelter, we die. The gentrification of Glasgow, as with other cities around the world, threatens the working class and other vulnerable groups at the biophysical level. The processes that make gentrification possible make our bodies sick, while displacement can lead to anxiety and depression. This is a class war directed at those capitalism places in the position of ghettoised communities who are blamed for social conditions it has created. Resistance has to begin from within those same communities.

They were also kind enough to name-check us so thanks to the Novara peeps for that :

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized/General and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to 6 Things You Should Know About Glasgow’s Social Housing Crisis

  1. arranjames says:

    Hey,
    I was the author of that article. I live here in Glasgow but I’m from London. Just trying to expand novara beyond the South East of England 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s