The unresolved tragedy of Grenfell Tower

Chloe Gashi scrutinises the failures of the government surrounding the Grenfell scandal, and argues that more needs to be done to protect underprivileged urban residents. The Grenfell tragedy on June 14th, 2017, took seventy two lives and left seventy people injured. The fire that engulfed the block of flats in the Royal Borough of Kensington…

Unravelling the ‘modern’ in the London Docklands

When one thinks of the London Docklands of today, images of the superstructures situated in Canary Wharf come to mind. Yet, there are multiple impressions of the old, some more obvious than others, that run parallel with the new. Debate on modernity has often been controversial as its definition in literature is both full of…

The Big Smoke vs. The City of Lights

In this article, Zenia Khajotia presents the argument for London to take inspiration from Paris in its continued efforts to uphold its reputation as a ‘world city’. If London is to fulfil Boris Johnson’s dream of becoming the ‘best big city on earth’, it could actually benefit from learning a few things from its close neighbour,…