13 & 14 April conference, Future Homes for London: Alternate Models organised by St Ann’s Redevelopment Trust (StART) and Royal College of Art The objective of this two-day event is to pull apart and question alternate models of affordable and community-led housing projects for the UK. Using global exemplars, this event will ask what, within the context of the UK, is possible? What works and why? Free but must book https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/future-homes-for-london-alternate-models-tickets-44445195777
14 and 15 April Land Justice Network national gathering to celebrate the start of our Week of Action on Land Rights, discuss what the network’s been up to and plot fresh actions together! Walk on Saturday The Landlords’ Game: a tour of London’s land and housing crisis starts 1 pm Brown Hart Gardens Duke Street near Bond Street tube. Meeting on Sunday at FoE offices in Stockwell 1200 Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/169320923865119
Monday 23 April 1830-2000 at LSE Old Building Mariana Mazzucato on her new book The value of everything? My talk will ask what happens to the analysis of ‘rents’ when the underlying theory of value is based on subjective ‘preferences’? Free and no booking needed so be early. Details at http://www.lse.ac.uk/Events/2018/04/20180423t1830vOT/the-value-of-everything
Thursday 26 April 1900-2100 Kennington: launch of report Central Hill: a case study in Urban Regeneration by ASH Architects for Social Housing. Details here.
Wednesdays 9/16/23/30 May. Series of talks and discussions Beyond the Boundary: The way we live now with Aditya Chakrabortty / Lisa McKenzie / Dispossession film / Alison Inman at the Boundary Estate, Shoreditch. Free but must book https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/beyond-the-boundary-16931792658
PAST events – oldest first – which have taken place Since January 2018 moved down from the top of the page. Events in earlier years have been archived here for 3013-14 and here for 2015-August 2016 and here for September 2016 to December 2017
20 January 2018 Saturday, London Plan consultation event jointly organised by Just Space and GLA, at City Hall. Partners include London Forum, London Tenants Federation, Friends of the Earth and many other city wide and local groups. Free but booking essential at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/london-plan-community-group-consultation-tickets-40918081082 The draft of the new London Plan has been published. More about it and how to get it here. Results of the conference are being posted here.
25 January 2018 18:00 – 21:00 at UCL Josh Ryan-Collins with Toby Lloyd and Laurie McFarlane on their new book Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing (Zed Press). Free, including drinks afterwards, but must book https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bsp-public-lecture-in-association-with-iipp-rethinking-the-economics-of-land-and-housing-tickets-39647597030?aff=aff0eventful
5 February 2018 Monday, London Plan consultation event with an emphasis on equalities jointly organised by Just Space and GLA, at City Hall. Details: https://hearequality.org.uk or contact JS direct now fully booked
23 February 1815-2030h at Aldgate E1 What role for neighbourhood plans in the London Plan? Free event by Neighbourhood Planners London. Must book at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-new-london-plan-what-role-for-neighbourhood-planning-tickets-42456471449
24 February Saturday 1000-1700 Just Space conference of community groups as final chance to formulate comments on the draft new London Plan. Details of the event and all the papers presented are on the lower part of this page.
JustSpace is cooperating with students & striking staff at UCL in a “teach-in” on Wednesday 7th at which a summary of this response to the London Plan will be presented. All Just Space people very welcome. Details at ucljustspace.wordpress.com
Saturday 17 March 1500-1700h Housing Debt and CLTs at Hoe Street Central Bank (HSCB) Walthamstow centre. Details https://bankjob.pictures/events-2/2018/3/17/housing-debt
Monday, 19 March ‘Participation & representation in urban development’ — talk by Sarah Sackman, Barrister of Francis Taylor Building. Monday, 19 March, 5.15pm, Alumni Theatre (Rm LG.09) New Academic Building of LSE, SW corner of Lincoln’s Inn Field. Free and no booking needed.
Monda 19 March 1700h The Thames: misconceptions and correctives’ talk and discussion Matthew Carmona, at UCL Bartlett, Central House. Free but do book at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-thames-misconceptions-and-correctives-socially-just-planning-public-spaces-group-seminar-tickets-43904103355
Tuesday 27 March afternoon and evening events that justMap and Connecting Londoners are setting up with Matt Scott in Shoreditch, about civic mapping and network building for a fair and inclusive London. This event will bring together a large number of London civic platform makers, data collectors or mappers, as well as community organisers interested in these civic networking tools, to discuss how they can support cooperation between communities, organisations and citizens working for a fair and inclusive London. Please see a paper we are very proud to have published in the Journal of Peer Production that gives some interesting background to this London initiative. Moreover this paper is partly based on Just Space inspiring London network. Here is the link to register on EventBrite.
Wednesday 28 March 1900h From Squatting to Housing co-ops (England in 1970s) with Mara Ferreri at May Day Rooms, Fleet Street . More details https://www.facebook.com/ana.vilenica.7/posts/10215214246446575