douglas-murphy

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Douglas Murphy

Douglas Murphy is a writer, teacher, and architect. His latest book is Nincompoopolis: The Follies of Boris Johnson (Repeater, 2017).

Lidos for All

Under capitalism private rooftop pools atop lavish apartment blocks dot the skylines of our cities – but, under socialism, the public pool could be a civic investment in the good life.

The Addison Act at 100

A century ago, the Addison Act made working class housing a responsibility of the state - and paved the way for the construction of hundreds of thousands of council homes.