Centre for Economics and Business Research is located in London, United Kingdom. The once derided Soviet era apartment blocks encircling many former Eastern Bloc cities had started to gain an increasing band of nostalgic followers. Concerns had been growing that the buildings from this era, representing a snapshot of post-war communist architecture would disappear altogether.
They need not have worried. An article in the UK’s Sunday Times this week forecasts a return to Soviet style communities as governments start to employ more citizens than the private sector . The government in question however is not communist Russia but the former capitalist Great Britain. The article cites a number of case studies highlighted in a report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research.