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Chaos means opportunities – 2017 could be a turning point

Greetings to 2017. And a very Happy New Year to all you out there in EG land. Did you want to come back? I certainly struggled. Was it a longer break than usual this year? Or did it just feel that way? In the midst of my Seasonal Affective Disorder (and the fact that I […]

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Housing – beyond the fringe, on every agenda

Well now! Just how wrong can you be? The Conservative party conference was NOT bothering with the issues of ageing, as I had rather daftly suggested in my last blog. In fact, the issue of our aging population barely got a look in (although one glance at the demographic of the party faithful certainly confirms […]

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Adding fuel to both powerhouse and engine

Those who had assumed that the summer reshuffle meant, at best, something of a demotion of the construct of the Northern Powerhouse and the Midlands Engine may need to look again.  It would seem that these are powerful concepts, that have captured the imagination of those in the areas concerned, and they are here to […]

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Mrs May gives reason to be cheerful

Further to Monday’s blog post of optimism, I find more reasons for the property industry to be cheerful this week. Well, I reckon it is a choice. We either put our best foot forward and make things work in this weird new world, or we collapse and slide into recession. And I choose the former! […]

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Encouraging signs from our new-look government

Despite the enormity of other news over the weekend, my last post received a lot of attention. To be honest, I was inundated. I received masses of messages in all bewildering forms of media, both from within and from outside government. All universally kind. Thank you everyone. And it has been a simply superb experience […]

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Planning for East London after the Olympics

Rocked up to the Olympics Legacy Developers Forum on Thursday. Wouldn’t have missed it for the world. Under the careful stewardship of Nick Ritblat, the group was formed as a sort of think tank for ideas about the Legacy. The divine Julian Barwick was there, with a work experience lad in tow (he practices what […]

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Good luck Mr Altman – you are going to need it …

  So….. the (wonderfully named) Mayor of Philadelphia, Michael Nutter, has announced that Andrew Altman, his Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, has accepted the position as founding CEO of the Olympic Park Legacy Company, under the Chairmanship of Margaret Ford. “This is truly extraordinary” said Mayor Nutter, in a moment of understatement, and […]

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