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Safe as houses: Private greed, political negligence and housing policy after Grenfell

Stuart Hodkinson


As the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire has slowly revealed a shadowy background of outsourcing and deregulation, and a council turning a blind eye to health and safety concerns, many questions need answers. Stuart Hodkinson has those answers. Safe as Houses weaves together Stuart’s research over the last decade with residents’ groups in council regeneration projects across London to provide the first comprehensive account of how Grenfell happened and how it could easily have happened in multiple locations across the country. It draws on different examples of unsafe housing either refurbishe ... More

Keywords: Grenfell, public housing, safety, privatisation, deregulation, outsourcing, unaccountability, regeneration, Private Finance Initiative

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781526141866
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526141866.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stuart Hodkinson, author
Associate Professor in Critical Urban Geography at the University of Leeds