No one party is responsible for the disaster in London: local or national, Labour or Conservative — they all are. One of the key functions of the state is to protect its citizens. Much of the debate in the United Kingdom’s recent general election focused on the government’s role in protecting citizens from terrorists. This was, perhaps, understandable given the recent series of attacks... Continue Reading
Duncan Bowie is a senior lecturer in planning and transport at the University of Westminster. He has extensive experience of spatial planning and housing strategy practice, having worked for the Mayor of London, the Association of London Government, the Housing Corporation, the London Docklands Development Corporation, and the London boroughs of Newham and Lambeth. He joined the University of Westminster in September 2010, having for the three previous years been a reader in urban planning and regeneration at London Metropolitan University. He has been run in professional journals on spatial planning and housing issues and published three books: “People, Planning and Homes in a World City” (Routledge 2010), “The Radical and Socialist Tradition in British Planning: From Puritan Colonies to Garden Cities” (Routledge 2016), and “Roots of the British Socialist Movement” (Socialist History Society 2014).