European property markets: A threat to urban society?

Inequalities are mounting in the modern world and in Europe. Michael Edwards, an urban economist and planner at Bartlett UCL, argues that private property markets, in the form we have them today, increase poverty. They also make Europe un-competitive, so they are dangerous for productive capital too. Edwards, who directs a masters programme in European
Planning & Property Development and is active in challenging the neo-liberal aspects of London, especially through the London Social Forum, challenges the way we think about housing, about saving and about income in retirement.