Once it was easy to define Britain's housing market. You had council housing, a private rented sector and home ownership. But now the boundaries are blurring. Traditional models are being jettisoned in the face of a massive housing shortage and a serious squeeze on public funding for new affordable homes. Ambitious, commercially focused housing associations are moving into private sector management and building homes for market rent.
Housing has been a moral issue for thousands of years. It was the book of Isaiah which warned against those who bought up house after house, leaving none for those in need. In more recent times, great waves of outrage at poor housing conditions, first in Victorian times and then in the 1960s, laid the foundations for many of today's housing associations. But housing providers, whether established by 19th century philanthropists or post-Cathy Come Home campaigners, have come a long way.
Displayed around the airy spaces of a gallery in London's trendy Hoxton area, David Hepher's recent exhibition packed punch. His powerful paintings of the Aylesbury estate found a strange beauty in the brutalist concrete expanses of one of the capital's biggest, and most derided, council estates. Hepher, who called his show Lace, concrete and glass: an elegy for the Aylesbury estate, insists he is no social commentator.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".