Category: Poverty

Salvation in the Slums: A Family Legacy

My great-grandfather was born in 1905 in a tenement block in Townhead, Glasgow. He was born into extreme poverty with an alcoholic father, a chaotic home life and a mother who pawned anything and everything

The New Urban Crisis: Jesus Didn’t Start ‘Upstream’

This is the final post of a three part review of Richard Florida’s book, ‘The New Urban Crisis: Gentrification, Housing Bubbles, Growing Inequality and What We Can Do About It’. PART 1 | PART 2

The New Urban Crisis: When Nothing Is Trickling Down

This post is the second in a three part review of Richard Florida’s book, ‘The New Urban Crisis: Gentrification, Housing Bubbles, Growing Inequality and What We Can Do About It’. PART 1 Last time we

The New Urban Crisis: Jesus, The City & The Poor

This post is the first in a three part review of Richard Florida’s book, ‘The New Urban Crisis: Gentrification, Housing Bubbles, Growing Inequality and What We Can Do About It’. Anybody reading my Twitter feed