Coll Street, built 1967, photographed in 1988, with Red Road in background. From Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales and North Ireland, by Miles Glendinning & Stefan Muthesius.
“In Britain, this pattern might be partly explained by the existence of poor immigrant neighbourhoods such as St Matthews in Leicester. The people who live in such ghettos are poor in means, because they cannot speak English and lack the kind of social networks that lead to jobs, but not poor in aspiration. They channel their ambitions through their children.”
yh retroowl8 i read this and was a bit surprised tbh