People's Piers

Type: Research  |  Topic: Sustainability  |  Format: Report

In People’s Piers Jess Steele describes the challenges faced by Britain’s seaside piers, and the periodic crises caused by an ownership model based on cash-strapped, risk-averse local authorities or profit-hungry, fleet-footed private enterprises. The story of Hastings Pier points to a new model of community ownership that could serve these ‘totemic assets’ better right now and in the long term.