The concept of neighbourhood renewal projects are far from new. In fact the government continues to push the idea that communities should acquire land and buildings to transform their areas both socially, economically and environmentally. What is intriguing is how some individuals are taking the bold step of using public ownership as a way to build new communities within communities.
American activist Angela Davis once wrote that the future generations who should be offered the dream of freedom, what I call the ‘American Dream’, is in jeopardy. Davis discussed this in a 1986 essay when she looked at the crisis of capitalism, but much of what she refers to in the essay echoes much of what is happening in Britain today.
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