Glyn Robbins

Glyn is a Senior Lecturer in Community Development and Leadership at the School of Social Sciences and Professions.

Before moving to academia, Glyn worked in housing for 30 years. This included managing an Islington council estate between 2011 and 2021, while he completed his PhD at London Met (thesis, "Mixed Use Property Development and its Place in UK Urban Policy"). In 2021, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and went to study urban policy and housing activism in the Bronx, attached to the CUNY Graduate Centre. Returning to the UK, Glyn worked as a Research Associate at the University of Sheffield, while lecturing part-time at London Met, where he took up his current position in January 2024.

Housing policy and practice and their relationship to wider social issues.

Comparative UK/ US housing policy
The history of trade union sponsored housing co-ops in New York City
The past, present and future of UK council housing
Abraham E Kazan, Gotham Center, CUNY, August 2nd 2023
New York’s Housing Campaigns: Facing the eviction cliff edge, CITY Journal, 21st June 2022
A Summer of Unease and Uncertainty for New York City’s housing politics, LSE Phelan US Centre, July 2021
Race and Housing in the UK, Verso blog, 22nd June 2021
The Post-Coronavirus Metropolis, LSE Cities Blog, May 2020
A New Agenda for Public Housing, CITY Journal, vol. 24, issue 1 – 2, pp 85 – 96, March 2020.
The Limits of Liberal Urbanism, with David Madden, Jacobin, 28th March 2020
Fiddling Around the Edges: Mainstream policy responses to the housing crisis since 2016, Critical Social Policy, January 2020
Challenging Neoliberal Housing in the Shadow of Grenfell in Resisting the Punitive State, Pluto Press, 2019
Engels and the Perennial Housing Crisis, Critical and Radical Social Work, Volume 6, Number 2, August 2018, pp. 231-239(9)
Race Equality in Housing: A review of the policy approach in England, Scotland and Wales (with David Robinson and Jenny Preece), UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence, December 2022

Fulbright Scholar 2021

Frequent guest on Eddie Nester Show, BBC Radio London, commenting on housing issues.
Advisor on housing to "I, Daniel Blake" (Ken Loach, 2016)

Dr Glyn Robbins

Senior Lecturer in Community Development and Leadership

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