Battle Readings is a regularly updated compilation of articles, essays, and opinion pieces relevant to the themes of the Battle of Ideas.
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The privatisation of public space
This report looks at the growing private ownership and management of the public realm and argues that a quiet revolution in landownership, replicating Victorian patterns, is just beginning. Anna Minton
, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Data 'crucial' to eradicating poverty
The UN’s sustainable development goals can’t be achieved unless more funding goes to data and statistics, says new report. Sarah Shearman
, 28 September 2015
Green Belt myths
Recent reports focus on weakening Green Belt protection to allow greater freedom for large housebuilders. However, the arguments within these reports are based on a highly selective reading of the relevant evidence, and give little consideration to the wide range of benefits provided by Green Belt policy. These myths urgently need to be challenged.
Campaign to Protect Rural England, August 2015
Does London Really Want To Be A 24-Hour City?
The forthcoming 24-hour tube will make London more accessible for night time culture, but restrictive licensing and development policy seem to clash with that sentiment? Richard Brown
, 24 June 2015
How Much Public Space Does a City Need?
Ultimately, it’s not only about how much a city has by way of streets, but also what a city – and its residents – do with them. Greg Scruggs
, Next City
, 7 January 2015
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