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10 December 2012

Writing

  1. It’s always been true

    Shoreditch has always been changing, like every other part of London, like every other part of every city.

Links

  1. Jones the planner: Hackney Hipsters

    Ignoring the hipster stuff, a good look at some of the developing and developed parts of Hackney. “There is a fundamental mismatch between what ‘regeneration’ does and the sort of organic development that resulted in the Shoreditch of today. … Most developers do exactly the opposite of what makes Shoreditch successful.” (via @amcewen)

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  • philgyford’s avatar

    @amcewen Good stuff, thanks Adrian.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @holgate Yes. “Tech City” is only amplifying this particular change. I did write a bit about that but wisely trimmed 2/3 of the post.

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    @holgate Or, there have always been points where the change is quicker, and so more painful.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @holgate Yes, true. And it’s possible that the cycle is quicker now, and so the change is felt more painfully.

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    @holgate I’m not even sure it’s necessarily a cycle in this case. Not just rich to poor to rich to poor. Gradually changing industries.

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    @cavvia But saying “this complaint isn’t new, it’s a very old complaint” doesn’t mean it’s a bad complaint, or not worth having.

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    @cavvia I don’t know if it’s been ignore politically. Maybe sometimes complaints about change have had an effect. I have no idea.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @cavvia I fail to see what “discredits” a complaint today if it’s a complain people have always had?

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @cavvia I say nothing pejorative about people grumbling today. Simply that people have always been grumbling.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @cavvia You said that I say no one should protest or complain about change. But I don’t say that (or its opposite). What tone do you mean?

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @cavvia Again, I don’t say there are never reasons to protest. Or that there aren’t now. Where do I say that?

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @cavvia You’re reading the “stop grumbling” into it. The message is “cities always change”. And, maybe, “don’t think now is special”.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @cavvia Again, I’ve missed the part where I said we shouldn’t scrutinise anything.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @cavvia Please point me at where I say that.

  • philgyford’s avatar

    @rex3000 CONGRATULATIONS!

  • philgyford’s avatar

    I wrote a little bit about the changing face of Shoreditch over the years, decades, centuries: gyford.com/phil/writing/2…

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    @alanconnor The crank call industry must ensure it can robustly self-regulate or telephonic pranks legislation will be introduced.