Affordable housing system failing the poor, says Schumacher

Patrik Schumacher

ZHA principal calls for capitalist revolution

Britain’s paternalistic “affordable” housing system is failing to provide homes for the people who need them most, Patrik Schumacher has said.

The Zaha Hadid Architects principal called for a capitalist revolution because the cost to the whole country of the failure was enormous.

Opening up the “magic of the market” would be a more effective means of bringing about justice in housing, he said in a piece published in the Guardian this week.

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