It is a basic irony of neighbourhood renewal that the best way to create the impression that you have improved the lot of local people is to import a large number of new, more affluent residents into the area.
Monthly Archives: October 2012
After decades of declining populations, it is once again the inner areas of our major cities which are seeing the fastest growth in residents. According to the first results of the 2011 census, eight of the ten fastest growing local authorities were inner city areas. Six are London Boroughs, mostly on the east side of the capital.