Futures Forum: A year on from the Grenfell Tower fire, and the debate around social housing continues...
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But perhaps, rather than asking the state to do this, it can be a genuine grassroots initiative - as shown in Berlin - although the headline in the otherwise excellent piece in The Conversation recently calls this 'renationalise' rather than the activists' preferred 'socialise':
The new social housing
Taking back powerEnraged about the housing crisis, Berlin activists do not just push their legislators, they show them the way by actively searching for progressive possibilities inside the existing law and beyond it. However this particular legal battle pans out, Berliners have already reinvented and democratised nationalisation, turning it from a top-down state intervention, into a grassroots project.
Berlin's grassroots plan to renationalise up to 200,000 ex-council homes from corporate landlords