19 May Tuesday 1800h-1930h virtual book launch Community-led regeneration based on work of @JustSpace7 groups. Free but do book at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/virtual-book-launch-community-led-regeneration-tickets-104981368098 Book is a free download at https://www.uclpress.co.uk/products/125697
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 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/book-launch-the-hidden-reality-behind-the-housing-crisis-tickets-93081991743.
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 Events in earlier years have been archived here for 2013-14 and here for 2015-August 2016 and here for September 2016 to December 2017
and here for 2018.
Thursday 28 Feb 2019 1700-2000h at LSE: International seminar on displacement. Full details and (free) booking at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/seac-and-urban-salon-workshop-revisiting-displacement-in-urban-studies-tickets-55959453231?mc_cid=07a23f69f4&mc_eid=fd654f7f79
LSE London has a series of talks on London Planning issues from Feb to May on Wednesday afternoons. Some but not all clash with our events above. http://lselondonhousing.org/2019/01/london-talks-programme
March 6 on growing food in the green belt.
UCL: Discussing the social & urban impacts of visitor economies, short lets, vacant spaces, with Dr Claire Colomb & Dr Sonia Freire Trigo, 30 April. See you there! Free but reservebit.ly/2W0pcrQ @UCL_BSP @TheBartlettPhD@BartlettUCL
23 May 1800h-2000h London Society talks: High Streets – the Value of Public, at Southwark Street, 3 experts speaking. But tickets £15 or £5 for students. http://www.londonsociety.org.uk/event/high-streets-value-public
30 May TCPA open session on Inclusive Planning in London, pm at Coin Street Free but booking essential https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inclusive-planning-in-london-stakeholder-summit-tickets-61149958171
new London Plan EiP: Just Space/UCL briefings / de-briefings
For community organisations, UCL students & staff and anyone else who wants to follow in this way. Put these dates in your diary: 1600-1900h
30 January 25 Gordon Street WC1H 0QB Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre [ Slides ]
20 February Bentham House LG26 Lecture Theatre…
13 March 22 Gordon Street room 601, WC1H 0QB
10 April 22 Gordon Street room G12, WC1H 0QB
17 June after the hearings end 22 Gordon Street room 601, WC1H 0QB
This is a change of date and venue! (previously 5 June was planned)
The Just Space web site has rich resources on the EiP including a new page combining the day-by-day programme of topics, the Panel’s questions for debate, the Just Space responses and reports/blogs on recent sessions.
11th of June (4pm-8pm, Gibbs Green Community Hall) Pablo Sendra and Daniel Fitzpatrick from UCL Bartlett Planning will be organising an event with activists and researchers on *Community-led Estate Regeneration* (co-organised with Just Space). Free but please reserve a place https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-led-social-housing-regeneration-tickets-60476822805
Monday 24 June 1000-1700h in Brixton, conference on protection of London street markets – for traders, users, activists… Free but details and booking at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-of-londons-street-markets-1-day-conference-tickets-62201764151?aff=ebdssbdestsearch Jus Space is co-organiser.
Tuesday 25 June 1730-1930 Book launch & drinks: Quality of housing produced through “Permitted Development Rights” conversion from offices, at Bartlett School of Planning UCL Free https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/planning/events/2019/jun/planning-deregulation-housing-quality-and-campaigns-healthy-homes
Weekend 29 & 30 June in Brixton The Food Journey, workshops linking Britain’s historical routes to today’s experiences of culture, tastes, health, communities, economics and oppression. £10 per day. reserve on eventbrite (link to follow).
Saturday 20 July 1245-1500 workshop on the Government’s current consultation on proposed reforms of regulation to high-rise residential dwellings in England following the Grenfell Tower disaster. They include mechanisms to put residents at the heart of the new system such as access to building and fire safety information they need or request, and a fast-track route to a new Building Safety Regulator if their safety concerns are not dealt with effectively by building owners or landlords. The aim of this event is to enable residents and campaigners to properly scrutinise and inform the government’s proposals based on their vital lived experience. We also aim to draw together model responses that campaigners can use as the basis of their own responses to the consultation by the deadline of 31 July 2019. A buffet lunch will be provided. Please register – it is free but we need to know who is coming for lunch. Central London.
26 July at Tate Modern, workshops on how universities in London can best collaborate with community groups, as part of Tate Exchange. Organised by Just Space with UCL support. Free but must reserve a place at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/universities-community-groups-collaborate-tickets-64672188256?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Saturday 7th September 2019 Community Wealth Building Conference Registration 10.30 am for 11 am Start; finish at approx. 3 pm. Botwell Social Centre, Botwell Lane, Hayes Middlesex UB3 2FB. (In the precinct of the ‘Immaculate Heart of Mary Church’). Speakers:
the Hon John McDonnell MP – Shadow Chancellor; Andrew Gwynne MP – Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government; Cllr Matthew Brown – Leader of Preston City Council (Preston Model); Heather Wetzel / Murad Qureshi from the Land Value Tax Campaign; Cllr Ali Milani – PPC for Uxbridge and South Ruislip.
“This is part of a series of events where we will look at the impact of austerity on our towns and at the tools and policies we can use to rebuild our local economy. Community wealth-building is a change of our economic system starting at the local level. It is about us coming together in order to take control over some of the most essential aspects of our shared life in our community such as employment, investment, to ensure that the benefits of local growth are invested in our local area and where people and their local institutions can work together on an agenda of shared benefit. I hope you will join us at this event. This is a great opportunity to discuss our vision for a sound economy and community wealth building with other residents, community groups, trade unions and local businesses. Helen Lowder, Hayes Office Manager for John McDonnell MP.
To help with catering and seating please register your place by an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm, 31st August.”
Wednesday 2 October at LSE, 18.00-19.30 seminar Enhancing green space and biodiversity in London, New Academic Building, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Alumni Theatre, free and no need to book.
Thursday 10 October 12.30 – 2.00pm 9.05 Fawcett House, Clement’s Inn, LSE Experiencing Density: life in London’s high-density housing Speakers: Fanny Blanc is a Policy Officer at LSE London and Tim White is a researcher at LSE Cities. Free but please email if you are coming. Details & email here.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/conference-universities-and-community-groups-collaborate-tickets-74436560757 Designed so that people at work during the day can come after work. 36-page document prepared for the event.
Thursday 31 October 1800h at UCL, public lecture on “Foundational Liveability” instead of the pursuit of GDP growth by Karel Williams and Julie Froud (Manchester) Jargon aside, this sounds very stimulating. Talk ends up with Just Space as a great alternative model. Drinks afterwards. Free but reserve a seat
Tuesday 12th November 2019 1730-1900h UCL Bartlett School London Planning Seminar Community-Led Social Housing Regeneration: Between the Formal and the Informal, Dr Pablo Sendra and Dr Daniel Fitzpatrick (BSP, UCL) Location TBC
Wednesday 13 November 1800h in Lambeth: launch of TCPA report: Planning for a Just London. Free but reserve a place.
Wednesday 4th Dec Density – too much too fast? LSE/ New Academic Building/ Alumni Theatre, 18.15 (coffee from 18.00). Open to all without booking. LSE London.
Tuesday 10th December 2019 1730-2000h UCL Bartlett School London Planning Seminar Social Reproduction and the Housing Question in London, Dr David Madden, at UCL Institute of Education 20 Bedford Way Room 739. Free but please reserve a seat.
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 1815h for 1830, London Forum meeting how to secure more/better public participation in planning, in Clerkenwell, Free but must book at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/community-participation-in-planning-tickets-89102515021
Monday 20 January evening Food inequality in London, central London meeting. Free but please book at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/food-brexit-and-food-poverty-tickets-83173252437
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 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/city-conversations-gridlocked-tickets-87946043985
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 https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/planning/events/2020/jan/london-planning-seminar-flexible-office-spaces
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 https://www.london.gov.uk/london-assembly-plenary-2020-02-06