Strand: Place and identity

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'Home is where the heart is', goes the famous old saying. But when the place we live is transformed, does it continue to feel like home? What happens to those squeezed out by redevelopment? Equally, what happens when there is a lack of development, as in the UK's 'rust belt'? Will people simply leave, while the 'left behind' become increasingly resentful? Change can also increase our attachment to a place. When Brexit is combined with sporting success, do people now feel more 'English' than before? What is the relationship between sport and identity? And while London is famously praised as a 'global city', does its very cosmopolitanism undermine a sense of London as 'home'.