Dr Lisa Mckenzie is a research fellow in Sociology at the London School of Economics. In February, I interviewed Lisa about her new book, Getting By: Estates, Class and Culture … Continue reading “Housing is just one part of making a good society” – An interview with Lisa McKenzie
This is a repost of a piece written for the magazine of the International Union of Tenants – a brief introduction to some of the problems of renting in New … Continue reading Working for better rental housing in New Zealand
Paul Cheshire, an economist, is Emeritus Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics. Alongside his academic work, he advises governments and international organisations; recently, he advised New … Continue reading “Patronizing pieces of politics” – An interview with Paul Cheshire
The government wants to make some changes to New Zealand’s Residential Tenancies Act (RTA), the law that governs the relationship between tenant and landlord. Under the draft Bill, landlords will … Continue reading Will this Bill improve our rental housing?
This is an interview with Danny Dorling, Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford, about his book, All that is Solid: How the Great Housing Disaster Defines Our Times … Continue reading “Building is not a panacea” – An interview with Danny Dorling
It’s awful to live in a damp home. We know it from experience, or from stories, like the one told by Kayla at the Wellington Renters United launch: of multi-coloured … Continue reading Researchers help make some homes less damp
This is the second part of a two-part interview with Shamubeel Eaqub, author, along with Selena Eaqub, of the book Generation Rent: Rethinking New Zealand’s Priorities. The interview took place … Continue reading “Rich folk know how to not pay taxes”: An interview with Shamubeel Eaqub (Part 2)