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Anna Minton

Reader, School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering (ACE)

Architecture, Computing and Engineering (ACE)

Co director of 'Reading the Neoliberal City', MRes Architecture. Author of Ground Control, published by Penguin. Contributor to The Guardian 

  • School of Architecture Computing and Engineering (ACE)
    University of East London
    4-6 University Way
    E16 2RD

    Anna Minton is a writer and journalist and Reader in Architecture. She is co-director of UEL's MRes Architecture: Reading the Neoliberal City. 

    Author of Ground Control: Fear and Happiness in the 21st Century City. Penguin (2009, 2012)

    Regular contributor to The Guardian. She is a frequent conference speaker and broadcaster.   

    Co editor of London's Housing Crisis and its Activisms, CITY 20 (2) Special Feature. Taylor & Francis (Spring 2016)

    2011-2014: 1851 Royal Commission for the Great Exhibition Fellow in the Built Environment.

    Big Capital: Who is London for (Penguin 2017)

    Programme Leader: MRes Architecture

    Link to personal website:


    The Housing Crisis: A Visual Essay

    Minton, A, Pace, M & Williams, H. 2016. CITY 20 (2).

    London's Housing Crisis and its Activisms

    Minton, A & Watt, P. 2016. CITY 20 (2) .

    Fortress Britain

    Minton, A; Aked, J. 2013. New Economics Foundation discussion paper.

    Scaring the living daylights out of people: the local lobby and the failure of democracy

    Minton, A. 2013. Spinwatch.

    Chapters in Books:

    The Place of Housing in Modern Life, in (eds Whitworth, A) (2019). Bridging the Gap between Geography and Social Policy: Towards a spatial social policy. Policy Press.

    Edited Books: 

    Duman, Alberto, Hancox, Dan, Miles, Malcolm & Minton, Anna (eds) (2018) Regeneration Songs: Sounds of investment and loss. Repeater Books.

    Minton, A. Big Capital: Who is the City for? Architecture and Culture, forthcoming 2022

    Authored Books:

    Big Capital: Who is London for? (2017) Penguin.

    Ground Control: Fear and Happiness in the 21st Century City (2009) Penguin.