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Regeneration, revenue and rethinking: the future of housing

Want to see what ‘real’ social housing looks like? Take a look at a short film that the New Statesman made and fill out our housing poll.

The New Statesman in partnership with Home Group will be hosting three fringe events at this year’s party conferences. The big panel debates will be between housing experts and key note speakers Roberta Blackman-Woods MP, Shadow Minister, Communities and Local Government, a Minister from the Department of Communities and Local Government, Conservative (TBC) and Stephen Gilbert MP, Liberal Democrats.

For the chance to win a six month subscription to the New Statesman magazine, please answer four simple questions in a New Statesman poll on social housing below and email events@newstatesman.co.uk with your contact details. Three lucky readers will be contacted after the 12th September 2014.

The poll results will be presented to the MP speaker at the fringe events and available on www.newstatesman.com/events.

We are also now taking your questions for our fringe panellists via email on events@newstatesman.co.uk or on twitter @nsliveevents @homegroup#RethinkingHousing, so get involved!


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Take a look at a short film that the New Statesman made with Home Group residents and Chief Executive, Mark Henderson at Rayners lane, a £140m regeneration project in the London Borough of Harrow.

 

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Word of the week: Michellania


Each week The Staggers will pick a new word to describe our uncharted political and socioeconomic territory. 

After brash Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump paraded his family at the national convention, the word of the week is:

Michellania (n)

A speech made of words and phrases gathered from different sources, such as Michelle Obama speeches and Rick Astley lyrics.

Usage: 

"I listened hard, but all I heard was michellania."

"Can you really tell the difference between all this michellania?"

"This michellania - you couldn't make it up."

Articles to read if you're sick of michellania:

Do you have a suggestion for next week's word? Share it in the form below.