Beacons of hope: How I learned to love Croydon’s crane-filled sky

Posted on March 9th, by Jonny Rose in Economics & Business. 2 comments

Jonny Rose encourages his fellow Croydonians to look to the heavens for inspiration

It was James Naylor, Editor-in-Chief of the Croydon Citizen who first impressed upon me the importance of looking up when walking around Croydon.

According to James everything you needed to know about Croydon – where it is, where it’s come from and where it’s going – can be seen not by … Read More »

Croydon: Forget skyscrapers, why not build down?

Posted on April 13th, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 15 comments

Skyscrapers be damned, says Jonny Rose – the future is underground

There’s a desperate need for housing in Croydon

Recent figures from Shelter show that over 2,500 families are currently without permanent residence in the borough.

This reflects a wider British malaise: there is an affordable housing ‘crisis’ – rents have shot up and we are building less than half of the affordable … Read More »