Back to the future

One of the most eye-opening, exhausting and enthralling few days I’ve spent lately involved trawling through 25 years – that’s about 1250 issues – of Inside House magazine for its anniversary issue. The world – and social housing – was a very different place in 1984 under the Tories but, by the time I’d read all the way back to the present, the irony of where New Labour’s policies have ended up was overwhelming.

Author: Katie Puckett

I am an experienced journalist, copywriter and editor who has covered the built environment for nearly 20 years. I’ve interviewed thousands of senior executives, politicians and experts in many fields and travelled to report on stories throughout Europe, the US, the Gulf states and India. My articles have appeared in many business and professional titles including Building, Estates Gazette, Inside Housing, the Bartlett Review, Insurance Times and Lloyd’s Market. I am co-author, with architect Bill Gething, of Design for Climate Change, published by RIBA, and I launched and edit The Possible, a thought leadership magazine for global engineering firm WSP. I'm also co-founder of Wordmule, an editorial studio that specialises in buildings and cities.