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John P. Houghton
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“I like the Yugsolavs,” Bill told the gentlemen of the press … “Mussolini tried to frighten them, Hitler tried to frighten to them. And Stalin, in his turn, tried to do the same. They all failed. Now it’s up to Liverpool Football Club”.

My review of 'Red or Dead', David Peace's novel about Bill Shankly has been published by The Tomkins Times.

Have a read and let me know what you think:

http://tomkinstimes.com/2013/10/bill-got-up-bill-walked-bill-walked-alone/
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"The reason I am doing it in Liverpool is simple - there is more talent in Huyton than there is in Hoxton. London is musically dead and Liverpool is still alive."

Alan McGee, of Oasis / Creation fame, on his new venture:

http://www.peterguy.merseyblogs.co.uk/2013/07/alan-mcgee-launches-liverpool.html
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Regeneration for Scotland's future.

How can we create “the emerald green age of cities” in Scotland? What can Scottish towns and cities learn from pioneers like Freiburg in Germany?

Key points and reflections from the first #regenwebinars:

http://www.sharedintelligence.net/journal/#/the-emerald-green-age-of-cities
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"Gordon Brown’s spell at Number 10 was a grim fandango of trampling arrogance and stumbling ineptitude."

My latest New Start blog - 'Who killed neighbourhood renewal in England?'

http://newstartmag.co.uk/your-blogs/who-killed-neighbourhood-renewal-in-england/

Comments and thoughts welcome.
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"The poorer you are the worse it is".

Osborne's Britain in 8 words as told by official stats:

http://www.edmundconway.com/2013/06/the-picture-for-poorer-families-is-worse-than-previously-thought/
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'Fessing up at the Festival

My latest New Start magazine blog is online.

"The ‘Sharing sh*t practice’ session at the Re:Fest UK Festival of Regeneration is an open invitation to discuss another taboo by-product of our humanity – our regeneration failures, mistakes and misjudgements."

http://newstartmag.co.uk/your-blogs/fessing-up-at-the-festival/

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New on Met Lines Tumblr: 'A job half done and half abandoned'.

My obituary for neighbourhood renewal: http://metlines.tumblr.com/
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'Is this Anfield?'

My article for the Anfield Wrap on the stadium redevelopment plans is up on Metropolitan Lines:

http://www.metropolitanlines.co.uk/
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"In places like Anfield, 'regeneration' isn't a promise; it's a threat'.

My new article for the excellent 'Anfield Wrap' website.

'Hopefully not another false dawn':

http://www.theanfieldwrap.com/2013/07/the-anfield-project-hopefully-not-another-false-dawn/

#lfc #Anfield
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New on Met Lines: 'Playing into the populists' hands'

"The idea that Labour councils had created mini-Soviets, using benefits and grants to buy the servitude of their citizens, is a fantasy right out of the comments section of the Mail Online."
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    Principal Consultant, 2006 - present
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Consultant, activist and writer on cities, housing and regeneration. Consultant @sharedintel. Blogger @newstartmag.Trustee @urbanforum.
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  • University of Oxford
    English Literature, 1996 - 1999
  • Goldsmiths College
    MA British Politics, 2002 - 2004
  • University of Minnesota
    Fulbright scholarship, 2005 - 2006
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