Real Estate Project

Real Estate is a series of short think pieces about growing up in council housing by staff at London Metropolitan University. In 1981, a third of children lived in council housing in the UK, and for many families, moving into council housing represented a massive improvement in their living conditions, and a stable environment to help them realise their other ambitions. Council housing is seldom reported in a positive way.

These stories represent the ordinary and the positive, narratives that are too often missing in the media and in academia.

Barry Dwyer, Senior Lecturer in Management

Catherine Phillpotts, University Librarian

Julia Atkins, former Senior Lecturer in Housing and Planning

Patrick Mulrenan, Associate Professor of Learning