John Boughton is a social historian whose book Municipal Dreams: the Rise and Fall of Council Housing was published by Verso in April 2018 and recommended as an Observer Book of the Year. His popular blog, also called Municipal Dreams, which charts the history of council estates up and down the country, has had over 1.1m views. He has published in the Historian and Labor History and gives talks on housing to a range of audiences. He is involved in a number of housing campaigns and lives in London.
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Adapted from a J B Priestley stage play, a group of disparate characters discuss their hopes for an ideal city.
The Addison Act of 1919 introduced the modern council estate. How has council housing changed since then? What can we learn from this?