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Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Privatisation of the public realm

Excellent research by the Guardian highlights the ever increasing areas of public space falling into private ownership – removed from local authority control and under the absolute control of corporate vultures. A prime example being the 42.5 acre Liverpool One complex owned by the Duke of Westminster’s Grosvenor Company - with its own private security force and no public right of way. The Guardian is asking readers to add to its map of privatised public spaces in Britain :