Power, Anne


Professor Anne Power  

Department

Position held

LSE Housing & Communities

Head

Department of Social Policy

Professor of Social Policy

Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)

Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)

Non LSE positions held

Department

Position held

National Communities Resource Centre

Chair

Experience keywords:

marginal groups; social housing; cities; family interventions; disadvantaged and run-down neighbourhoods; communities; energy efficiency; sustainable communities; climate change; urban regeneration; race relations; social change; international and UK housing

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Since 1965 Anne has been involved in European and American housing and urban problems. In 1966 she worked with Martin Luther King's 'End Slums' campaign in Chicago, and on her return to Britain organised community-based projects in Islington, Hackney and Tower Hamlets. From 1979 to 1989 she worked for the Department of the Environment and Welsh Office, setting up Priority Estates Projects to rescue run-down estates all over the country. In 1991 she became founding director of the National Communities Tenants Resource Centre at Trafford Hall in Chester which provides residential training and pump priming support for people living and working in low-income communities, and is currently Chair. From 2000 to 2009 she was a Commissioner on the Sustainable Development Commission.

Anne became a Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics in 1996 and is Head of LSE Housing and Communities, a research group based within the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion. Anne is a visiting senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in the United States of America, and leads the Weak Market Cities programme at LSE helping to regenerate former industrial cities across Europe in a more sustainable way. She is author of many books, reports and articles on housing, cities and low-income communities.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Construction and PropertyEnergyEnvironmentHealthcarePolicy and Regulatory BodiesPublic Administration

Countries and regions to which research relates:

France - St Etienne, Metz, Lille, Paris; US; Italy - Milan; Germany - Ruhr, Bochum, Dortmund, Leipzig, Bremen; Spain - Bilbao; UK - Sheffield, Manchester, North West, London, Leeds, North East

Languages:

French [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; German [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]; Italian [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]; Portuguese [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Basic]; Spanish [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; Swahili [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]

Media experience:

RadioTV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 6330

Publications

LSE Research Online, Funnelback Search

Bates, Katie and Belotti, Alice and Brady, Anne-Marie and Glassey, Emma and Grubb, Ben and Herden, Eileen and Lane, Laura and Oliveira, Julia and Power, Anne and Provan, Bert and Serle, Nicola and Walker, Rosie (2014) Facing debt: economic resilience in Newham CASEreports, CASEreport83. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, The London School of Economics and Political Science on behalf of London Borough of Newham, London, UK.

Power, Anne and Provan, Bert and Herden, Eileen (2014) Work and welfare reform: impacts in the South West: baseline report CASEreports, CASEreport81. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2013

Jennings, Will and Shin, Hyun Bang and Perryman, Mark and Davis, Juliet and Burdett, Ricky and Power, Anne (2013) Introducing our latest eCollection: 2012 London Olympics British Politics and Policy at LSE (11 Jan 2013) Blog entry

Power, Anne (2013) What British and European cities can and can’t learn from the US experience LSE American Politics and Policy (27 Nov 2013) Blog entry

Bates, Katie and Lane, Laura and Power, Anne and Serle, Nicola (2013) Divided city? The value of mixed communities in expensive neighbourhoods CASEreports, CASEreport77. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2012

Power, Anne and Weinstein, Zvi (2012) Discussion: Housing and sustainability: demolition or refurbishment? Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Urban Design and Planning, 165 (3). 191-191. ISSN 1755-0793

Power, Anne (2012) The olympic investment in east London has barely scratched the surface of the area’s needs British Politics and Policy at LSE (15 Aug 2012) Blog entry

Power, Anne (2012) A lot more remains to be done beyond the initial olympic investment to create sustainable communities in East London British Politics and Policy at LSE (9 Aug 2012) Blog entry

Sennett, Richard and Pissarides, Christopher and Ker-Lindsay, James and Galeotti, Mark and Power, Anne and Ashton, Matthew and Fuller, Steve (2012) Barack Obama is re-elected as US President: our experts react LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (7 Nov 2012) Blog entry

Bates, Katie and Lane, Laura and Power, Anne (2012) High rise hope: the social implications of energy efficiency retrofit in large multi-storey tower blocks CASEreports, CASEreport75. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Sennett, Richard and Pissarides, Christopher and Power, Anne and Ker-Lindsay, James and Ashton, Matthew and Fuller, Steve (2012) Top experts offer their reactions to the US election results British Politics and Policy at LSE (7 Nov 2012) Blog entry

Power, Anne (2012) Early action to prevent social problems can offer a triple dividend of stronger communities, reduced costs and greater growth British Politics and Policy at LSE (23 Jan 2012) Blog entry

Power, Anne (2012) The state has a key role in providing the framework for action and policies to ensure fairness on behalf of all its citizens British Politics and Policy at LSE (8 Oct 2012) Blog entry

Power, Anne and Travers, Tony and Burdett, Ricky (2012) The London Olympics catalysed the 'Great Leap Eastwards' but will its proposed legacy actually deliver? British Politics and Policy at LSE (4 Sep 2012) Blog entry

Power, Anne (2012) Social inequality, disadvantaged neighbourhoods and transport deprivation: an assessment of the historical influence of housing policies Journal of Transport Geography, 21. 39-48. ISSN 0966-6923

2011

Power, Anne (2011) Fearing for the future LSE Connect (1 Jan 2011) 6-7

Power, Anne (2011) ‘Small is beautiful’: can Big Society advocates learn from experience? In: Stott, Marina, (ed.) The Big Society Challenge. Keystone Development Trust Publications, Norfolk, UK, 43-51. ISBN 9780956439833

Power, Anne and Serle, Nicola and Willmot, Helen (2011) Obstacles and opportunities: today’s children, tomorrow’s families CASEreports, CASEreport66. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Tunstall, Rebecca and Lupton, Ruth and Power, Anne and Richardson, Liz (2011) Building the Big Society CASEreports, CASEreport67. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Power, Anne and Zulauf, Monika (2011) Cutting carbon costs: learning from Germany's energy saving program Brookings Institution, Washington DC.

Power, Anne and Willmot, Helen and Davidson, Rosemary, eds (2011) Family futures: childhood and poverty in urban neighbourhoods Policy Press, London, UK. ISBN 9781847429728

Power, Anne and Lane, Laura (2011) Hungry and homeless in the ‘big society’: a climate of cuts to services for the homeless puts soup kitchens and welfare provision at risk British Politics and Policy at LSE (9 Feb 2011) Blog entry

Ball, Michael and Barker, Kate and Cheshire, Paul and Evans, Alan and Fernández Arrigoitia, Melissa and Gordon, Ian and Holman, Nancy and Leunig, Tim and Mace, Alan and Meen, Geoff and Monk, Sarah and Overman, Henry G. and Power, Anne and Scanlon, Kathleen and Rode, Philipp and Tonkiss, Fran and Travers, Tony and Whitehead, Christine M E (2011) The government’s planned National Planning Policy Framework is a step in the right direction, but policy makers must ensure they get the incentives right, and that decisions are made locally British Politics and Policy at LSE (17 Oct 2011) Blog entry

2010

Power, Anne (2010) Bringing up children in disadvantaged neighbourhoods: the impacts of low income and tenure In: Klett Davies, Martina, (ed.) Is Parenting a Class Issue?. Family and Parenting Institute, London, UK. ISBN 9781903615881

Power, Anne (2010) What does previous experience tell us about the impact of downturns in the economy on low income areas and communities?: an independent think piece for the Department for Communities and Local Government Department for Communities and Local Government.

Power, Anne (2010) Housing and sustainability: demolition or refurbishment? Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Urban Design and Planning, 163 (4). 205-216. ISSN 1755-0793

Power, Anne and Ploger, Jorg and Winkler, Astrid (2010) Phoenix cities: the fall and rise of great industrial cities CASE studies on poverty, place and policy. The Policy Press, Bristol, UK. ISBN 9781847426833

Power, Anne and Lane, Laura (2010) Housing Futures: our homes and communities: a report for the Federation of Master Builders CASEreports, CASEreport63. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2009

Power, Anne and Davis, Jonathan and Plant, Paul and Kjellstrom, Tord (2009) Strategic review of health inequalities in England post-2010: task group 4: the built environment and health inequalities: final report The Marmot Review.

Lane, Laura and Power, Anne (2009) Soup runs in central London: the right help in the right place at the right time? Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Lane, Laura and Power, Anne (2009) Low income housing estates: a report to Hammersmith United Charities on supporting communities, preventing social exclusion and tackling need in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham CASEreports, CASEreport59. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Power, Anne and Winkler, Astrid and Ploger, Jorg and Lane, Laura (2009) Tale of 7 cities: a practitioner's guide to city recovery Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2008

Power, Anne (2008) Human touch can revive social housing Building Design (4 Jul 2008)

Power, Anne (2008) The 2012 Olympic Games: sport, families and children - the Olympic promise In: Britain in 2008. Economic and Social Research Council, Swindon, UK, 91-91. ISBN 9771756057006

Power, Anne (2008) At home in the city In: Burdett, Richard and Sudjic, Deyan, (eds.) The Endless City: the Urban Age Project by the London School of Economics and Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Society. Phaidon, London, UK, 364-371. ISBN 9780714848204

Power, Anne (2008) How Birmingham got its groove back Guardian (1 Oct 2008) opinion

Cooke, Graeme and Gregg, Paul and Hirsh, Donald and Jones, Naomi and Power, Anne (2008) Ending child poverty: "thinking 2020": a report and think-pieces from the Child Poverty Unit conference DWP working papers, 56. Department for Work and Pensions, London, UK. ISBN 9781847124487

Winkler, Astrid and Power, Anne and Ploger, Jorg (2008) Transforming cities across Europe: an interim report on problems and progress CASEreports, CASEreport49. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 1465-3001

Power, Anne (2008) Think-piece on ensuring communities are safe, sustainable places where families can thrive In: Cooke, Graeme and Gregg, Paul and Hirsh, Donald and Jones, Naomi and Power, Anne, (eds.) ENDing Child Poverty: "Thinking 2020": a Report and Think-Pieces From the Child Poverty Unit Conference. DWP working papers. Department for Work and Pensions, London, UK, 35-50. ISBN 9781847124487

Power, Anne and Lane, Laura and Serle, Nicola (2008) 'Teach in' on energy and existing homes - restoring neighbourhoods and slowing climate change CASEreports, CASEreport56. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Cooke, Graeme and Gregg, Paul and Hirsch, Donald and Jones, Naomi and Power, Anne (2008) Ending child poverty: ‘Thinking 2020’ - report and think-pieces from the Child Poverty Unit conference Working Paper , 56. Department for Work and Pensions. ISBN 9781847124487

Power, Anne and Lane, Laura and Serle, Nicola (2008) Report to incommunities on the About Turn project CASEreports, CASEreport55. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Davoudi, Simin and Peter Hall, Sir and Power, Anne (2008) Key issues for planning futures and the way forward Twenty-First Century Society: Journal of the Academy of Social Sciences , 3 (3). 229-247. ISSN 1745-0144

Power, Anne and Lane, Laura and Serle, Nicola (2008) ‘Teach in’ on energy and existing homes: restoring neighbourhoods and slowing climate change CASEreport, 56. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Power, Anne (2008) Does demolition or refurbishment of old and inefficient homes help to increase our environmental, social and economic viability? Energy Policy, 36 (12). 4487-4501. ISSN 0301-4215

2007

Power, Anne (2007) An urban jigsaw Public Service Review: Transport Local Government and the Regions, 10. ISSN 1478-2200

Power, Anne (2007) Le rôle des habitants dans la rénovation urbaine In: Jacquier, Claude and Padovani, Liliana and Froessler, David and Chanan, Gabriel and Power, Anne, (eds.) La Place des Habitants Dans Les Politiques Urbaines En Europe. Profession Banlieue. ISBN 9782913125698

Power, Anne (2007) Living neighbourhoods Search (1 Feb 2007)

Power, Anne (2007) Neighbourhood renewal, mixed communities and social integration In: Utting, David, (ed.) Social Advancement: a Continuing Search for Change: Essays Celebrating the Work of Richard Best, to Mark His Retirement as Direc. Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York, UK, 111-128. ISBN 9781859355558

Power, Anne (2007) Neighbourhood renewal, mixed communities and social integration: report to Neighbourhood Renewal Unit Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Power, Anne (2007) What is the housing crisis? The House Magazine (1 Jan 2007)

Power, Anne and Willmot, Helen (2007) Social capital within the neighbourhood CASEreports, CASEreport38. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Power, Anne (2007) Report on the consultation with tenants on the future of social housing at Trafford Hall CASEreports, CASEreport36. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Power, Anne (2007) Communities and demolition: findings from a workshop at Trafford Hall, the National Communities Resource Centre 27th June 2007 CASEreports, CASEreport46. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Power, Anne (2007) Tenants and their communities: summary report to the Department for Communities and Local Government on the consultation with tenants at Trafford Hall on the future roles of social housing CASEreports, CASEreport47. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Power, Anne and Houghton, John (2007) Jigsaw cities: big places, small spaces CASE studies on poverty, place, and policy. Policy, Bristol. ISBN 1861346581

Power, Anne (2007) City survivors: bringing up children in disadvantaged neighbourhoods CASE studies on poverty, place, and policy. Policy, Bristol, UK. ISBN 9781847420503

Davidson, Rosemary and Power, Anne (2007) Families’ and children’s experience of sport and informal activity in Olympic areas of the East End CASEreports, CASEreport35. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2005

Power, Anne (2005) Evolution of a housing problem In: Bill, Peter, (ed.) Affordable Housing London. Smith Institute, 20 -29. ISBN 1902488865

Power, Anne (2005) Neighbourhood management and the future of human settlements In: Herrle, Peter and Walther, Uwe-Jens, (eds.) Socially Inclusive Cities: Emerging Concepts and Practice. LIT Verlag, Munster, Germany. ISBN 9783825869717

Power, Anne (2005) Where are the poor? The changing patterns of inequality and the impact of attempts to reduce it In: Giddens, Anthony and Diamond, Peter, (eds.) The New Egalitarianism. Polity Press, Oxford, 86 - 100. ISBN 0745634303

Power, Anne and Willmot, Helen (2005) Bringing up families in poor neighbourhoods under New Labour In: Hills, John and Stewart, Kitty, (eds.) A More Equal Society? New Labour, Poverty, Inequality and Exclusion. Policy Press, Bristol, UK, 277-296. ISBN 1861345771

Lupton, Ruth and Power, Anne (2005) Disadvantaged by where you live? New Labour and neighbourhood renewal In: Hills, John and Stewart, Kitty, (eds.) A More Equal Society? New Labour, Poverty, Inequality and Exclusion. CASE studies on poverty, place & policy. Policy Press, Bristol, 199-142. ISBN 9781861345776

Power, Anne and Elster, Jake (2005) Environmental issues and human behaviour in low-income areas in the UK CASEreports, CASEreport31. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Paskell, Caroline and Power, Anne (2005) ‘The future’s changed’: local impacts of housing, environment and regeneration policy since 1997 CASEreports, CASEreport29. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2004

Power, Anne (2004) Sustainable communities and sustainable development: a review of the sustainable communities plan CASEreports, CASEreport23. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Power, Anne and Richardson, Liz and Seshimo, Kelly and Firth, Kathryn and Rode, Philipp and Whitehead, Christine M. E. (2004) A framework for housing in the London Thames Gateway LSE Housing, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Lupton, Ruth and Power, Anne (2004) The growth and decline of cities and regions CASE-Brookings census briefs, Census 1. Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Power, Anne and Richardson, Liz and Seshimo, Kelly and Firth, Kathryn and Rode, Philipp and Whitehead, Christine M. E. (2004) A framework for housing in the London Thames gateway: executive summary CASEbriefs, CASEbrief27. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London, UK.

Lupton, Ruth and Power, Anne (2004) Minority ethnic groups in Britain CASE-Brookings census briefs, Census 2. Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Power, Anne (2004) Neighbourhood management and the future of urban areas CASEpaper, CASE/77. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Lupton, Ruth and Power, Anne (2004) What we know about neighbourhood change: a literature review CASEreports, CASEreport27. Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2003

Power, Anne (2003) Boom or abandonment: moving growth points northwards New Start. ISSN 1465-573X

Power, Anne (2003) Boom or bust Inside Housing. 20-21. ISSN 0950-3358

Power, Anne and Mumford, K (2003) East Enders : family and community in east London The Policy Press, Bristol, UK. ISBN 1861344961 186134497X

Power, Anne and Mumford, K (2003) Boom or abandonment : resolving housing conflicts in cities Chartered Institute of Housing, Coventry, UK. ISBN 1903208491

Mumford, Katharine and Power, Anne (2003) East Enders: family and community in east London CASEbriefs, CASEbrief24. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London, UK.

2002

Power, Anne (2002) Few choices Roof, 27 (3). 44-45. ISSN 0307-6911

Power, Anne (2002) Transformers Inside Housing. 16-17. ISSN 0950-3358

Power, Anne and Rogers, Richard (2002) Space invaders Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077

Lupton, Ruth and Power, Anne (2002) Social exclusion and neighbourhoods In: Hills, John and Le Grand, Julian and Piachaud, David, (eds.) Understanding Social Exclusion. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 118-140. ISBN 9780199251940

2001

Power, Anne (2001) Social exclusion and urban sprawl: is the rescue of cities possible? Regional Studies, 35 (8). 731-742. ISSN 0034-3404

2000

Power, Anne and Rogers, Richard (2000) Cities for a small country Faber and Faber, London. ISBN 9780571206520

Power, Anne (2000) Social exclusion RSA Journal, 148 (5493). 46-51. ISSN 0958-0433

Power, Anne and Wilson, William Julius (2000) Social exclusion and the future of cities CASEpaper, CASE/35. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

1999

Power, Anne (1999) Estates on the edge 2nd, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 0333674634

Power, Anne and Burdett, Richard (1999) Towards an urban renaissance 1st, Urban task force, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions, Wetherby. ISBN 9781851121656

Power, Anne and Mumford, Karen (1999) The slow death of great cities? : urban abandonment or urban renaissance York Publishing Services - Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York, UK. ISBN 9781902633114

Power, Anne and Bergin, Emmet (1999) Neighbourhood management CASEpaper, CASE/31. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Glennerster, Howard and Hills, John and Kiernan, Kathleen and Le Grand, Julian and Power, Anne (1999) Persistent poverty and lifetime inequality: the evidence CASEreports, CASEreport5. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

1994

Power, Anne (1994) Area-based poverty, social problems and resident empowerment Welfare State Programme Discussion Papers, WSP 107. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Power, Anne (1994) The audit explosion Demos, London, UK. ISBN 1898309302

1991

Glennerster, Howard and Power, Anne and Travers, Tony (1991) A new era for social policy: a new enlightenment or a new leviathan? Welfare State Programme Discussion Papers, WSP 039. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Glennerster, Howard and Power, Anne and Travers, Tony (1991) A new era for social policy: a new enlightenment or a new leviathan? Journal of Social Policy, 20 (3). 389-414. ISSN 0047-2794

1988

Power, Anne (1988) Council housing: conflict, change and decision-making Welfare State Programme Discussion Papers, WSP 027. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

1987

Power, Anne (1987) The crisis in council housing: is public housing manageable? Welfare State Programme Discussion Papers, WSP 021. Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.


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‘Family Futures’ is about family life in areas of concentrated poverty and social problems where surrounding conditions make bringing up children more difficult and family life more fraught and limited.

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Awards

Award for Lifelong Achievement, Regeneration and Renewal, 2009;
Fellow of The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, 2006;
Honorary Fellow of Royal Institute of British Architects, 2002;
Fellow of the Brookings Institution, Washington DC, 2005;
CBE for services to regeneration and promotion of resident participation, 2000;
City of London Dragon Award for foundation of National Tenants Resource Centre, 1997;
MBE for work in Brixton on the Priority Estate Project, 1988

Short bio >

Anne Power has been involved in European and American housing and urban problems since 1965. She is Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Head of LSE Housing and Communities, a research group based within the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion. She is author of many books, reports and articles on housing, cities and low-income communities.

 

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