Michael Marmot Open virtual lecture: Social justice, health equity and COVID-19 Wed 16 September 2020, 10:30–11:30 free booking at

Book September for mid-October start: 6 x Saturday mornings course on Housing Rights for Refugees. 

27 October Seminar on Financial Crisis, Inequality and prosperity for East London, zoom, free but must book

Past events —oldest first— which have taken place Since January 2019 moved down from the top of the page. Events in earlier years have been archived here for 2013-14 and here for 2015-August 2016 and here for September 2016 to December 2017 ; here for 2018  and here for 2019.


Now on release in some cinemas:  The Street (on Hoxton Street gentrification) with Q&A afterwards at some screenings.  Details of screenings here.

Tuesday 14 January 2020 1815h for 1830, London Forum meeting how to secure more/better public participation in planning, in Clerkenwell, Free but must book at

Monday 20 January evening Food inequality in London, central London meeting. Free but please book at

Wednesday 22 January 2020, 6.30 – 8.30pm How can the grid meet the demand for green electricity in a zero-carbon world? Happold Foundation. Registration and Drinks Reception from 6.00pm. Venue: The Building Centre, Store Street, London WC1E 7BT Details and (free) registration at

23 January 2020 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm,  UCL London Planning seminar. Stephania Fiorentina on trends in office co-working space in London and Rome. Free but please reserve a seat at

Thursday 6 Feb 10.00 at City Hall London Assembly plenary meeting to consider the London Plan. Free without booking. Just Space urges rejection of the plan.  Also available as a webcast at

19 May Tuesday 1800h-1930h virtual book launch Community-led regeneration based on work of @JustSpace7 groups. Free but do book at Book is a free download at

14 March 11am-1pm Homes for All Campaign A Charter for Housing Action Open Meeting  at SOAS 10 Thornhaugh St London WC1H 0XG nr Russell Sq Tube

Thursday 30 April 1830 at The Bartlett, UCL, book launch and talk by Bob Colenutt. The Property Lobby: the hidden reality behind the housing crisis. Free but reserve a seat at

The People’s Land Policy project is organising a series of three
seminars around the issue of land, communities and the ecological
crisis, on 28 July, August 4 and a later date in August. These are listed together, AFTER the next item.

On Wednesday 5 August, at 2 pm, London Tenants Federation and Just Space are organising a Zoom meeting  for tenants and leaseholders of estates that are facing estate regeneration / demolition of their homes. This meeting follows the launch of a website  Estate Watch  that provides research and resources on estate regeneration / demolition  of council housing, a collaboration with  Professor Loretta Lees of Leicester University. The meeting will provide an opportunity for tenants and leaseholders in this situation to share and exchange and consider ongoing mutual support and effective working together. Free but it is essential to book to get the link: Screenshot 2020-07-25 at 13.04.26

The People’s Land Policy project is organising a series of three
seminars around the issue of land, communities and the ecological
crisis, on 28 July, August 4 and a later date in August. These seminars will explore an understanding of the national context of land use and management in the UK, as well as local Scottish case studies that demonstrate how rethinking land management can empower local communities and deliver climate justice. We also appreciate that the UK is embedded in an international context in respect to land, due to its history as a colonial power, and its role in driving international demand for extracted resources. Our final seminar will explore extractive mining internationally and the relationship of the UK to international land injustice, and how policy changes at home can help communities abroad.

 July 28th Tuesday at 7 pm. Seminar One: Climate change and the
ecological crisis: land use in the UK led by a speaker from Friends of the Earth who
will address the question of what land use changes are necessary in the
UK in order to deal with the threats to our environment. He will
highlight the problems created by the fragmentation and despoliation of
urban, suburban and rural land, which have been fuelled by
hyper-mobility, urbanisation and poor land use practices.  He will
examine how harmful agricultural and forestry practices have contributed
to the degradation of the environment. This session will give us the ideas to help develop an effective strategy for change.  Sign up at: For more info:

August 4th: Protecting wild land and empowering communities through land
management: lessons from Scotland led by Mike Daniels, the head of policy and land
management of the John Muir Trust (JMT). The JMT is based in Scotland
and has purchased a number of key properties which it manages with the
aim of conserving and promoting wild land. However, their unique
approach is founded within engagement in partnerships with other
organisations, addressing policy on issues such as wind farms and land
reform, while working closely with communities to ensure that
conservation efforts enhance rather than alienate communities. Mike will
focus on two developing projects: Langholm Estate in southern Scotland
where the community is working on buying this former grouse moor with
the aim of managing it for conservation and rewilding. He will also
discuss the Yeearnstane project close to Glasgow which involves large
urban communities fringing a wild land area.

This session will give us some inspiration of what could be done if we
owned and controlled land.

August 11th or 18th- to be confirmed. Exporting the problem:
international mining and its colonial legacy.  This seminar will be led by speakers from the London Mining Network and their partners, including speakers from Yes to Life, No to Mines and the Anti-Coal Network. We will examine how global mining corporations devastate the environment and the health and well-being of local communities. We will also consider how this relates to the UK. Not only is mining still an issue in this country, for example through fracking,
but the UK has effectively exported many of the problems mining brings to other countries. Communities in the global south have to deal with the ecological, health and social consequences of a brutal mining industry, many of these mining corporations being based in the UK. This session will place our struggle for land rights firmly in the international context, facilitating a movement for land rights that challenges the colonial legacy and is based on solidarity.

September 8 and 9 2020: Planning Research Conference of all the planning schools in the British Isles, hosted this year at The Bartlett, UCL (online). Community participants are warmly welcomed in any/all of the sessions: we are, after all, among the main people who depend on university research and on the people educated to be planners. Free but booking (and programme) at  Do take care to click within the eventbrite page for the conference guide. This PDF has full details of the events including 2 Monday evening events – with separate links not covered by the Tuesday/Wednesday access links.

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