3 May 1800h-1930h Pyramid Room, Geography, King’s College, Strand, book launch for Battle for the High Street with Suzi Hall, Julian Dobson & Sam Griffiths. All welcome without booking. Drinks.

high street flyer

26 April 2017 1400h-1830h “New London Vernacular + Urban Qualities” discussion panel with lectures; 1700h book launch & exhibition: ‘Can we build good-quality new urban places within the current financial and institutional envelope?’  UCL  Urban Laboratory at The Bartlett, 22 Gordon street, London WC1H 0QB.Please book on Eventbrite here.   Further details on this flyer: Urban Qualities_Web-poster

PAST events – oldest first – items which have taken place Since August 2016 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 Events in earlier years have been archived here for 3013-14 and here for 2015-August 2016

Sunday September 4 2016 The Olympic Park Jude Rosen and Julian Cheyne E15 1AZ
Everything you wanted to know about the Olympic Park and never dared to ask
Meet 2.30 @ forecourt Stratford Station, level of bus station. You will experience  a different story of regeneration, the Olympics and ‘the legacy’ on the route: which goes from Stratford old town, passes International station,  the new school, Chobham Manor – the site of former Clays Lane; the Velodrome; Eton Manor; former Manor Garden allotments; pit-stop Timber Lodge café; ‘largest new park in Western Europe’; Media Centre; RUN; Mandeville Place, view Hackney Wick; Olympic stadium; the Orbit, International Quarter –ending at Stratford City. Poems from the collection – Reclamations – will be performed on the way to bring in forgotten voices, histories, moments of transformation and alternative which are also present in the landscape.  Booking essential on Eventbrite here (£0-7)

28/29/30 September LSE Resist:  3 days of free events by the Sociology department and see hashtag #LSEresist

Thursday 6th October 2 pm – 5 pm RTPI London/Planning Aid England/Locality  – Community Planning  at Resources for London. The focus is on Housing policies in neighbourhood and community plans.  Richard Lee will be speaking about Just Space Plan for London and the housing policies in the Greater Carpenters Neighbourhood Plan.  For other speakers, programme and (free) registration go to %E2%80%98a-fairer-and-more-affordable-city%E2%80%99-(1)/

Monday 17 October 1000-1300h  London Assembly Planning Committee – at City Hall. Change of plan: the agenda now concentrates on the London Infrastructure Plan 2050. This is an important document – and because it is  not a statutory one it does not have formal public hearings.  Just Space was very critical of the document at draft stage: our comments here. | Link to agenda and papers here.

It is at the Mayor’s Question Time on Wednesday 19th October at 10 am that we are are now seeking to show a wider presence  with the Reclaim Our Spaces coalition.  Just Space hopes people will be able to attend as part of our mobilisation for more meaningful and effective participation in London planning and in fact all the Mayor’s Strategies.

Wed 19 October at Parliament 1300h Shelter demonstration/lobby against homelessness, then 1415h at Portcullis House Meeting held by all-party group of MPs on future  of social housing

Friday 21st October 3.30 pm at City Hall, London Finance Commission has been reconvened by Mayor Sadiq Khan to look at the devolution of powers to London. Just Space has been invited to send a representattive to an oral evidence session “for London’s communities” 21st October is also the deadline for written evidence.  More on the LFC is here.

Saturday 22nd October 1.30 – 3.30 pm Switched on London event with new Deputy Mayor for Environment Myatts Field Centre, 24 Crawshay Road, Lambeth, London SW9 6FZ  More details  Mayor Sadiq Khan pledged to support a new public energy company. . This event brings together the New Deputy Mayor for Environment Shirley Rodrigues and GLA energy policy officers to hear how this is progressing and to discuss London’s energy future.

Friday 28 October 1400-1600h  JustMap collective working session with Reclaim Our Spaces. JustMap is an ongoing collaborative map that we are developing to highlight communities’ assets and projects, while connecting actors campaigning for a fairer London. A large range of skills is necessary for this collective project : community engagement, planning, mapping, programming, web design, social networks, graphic design, playful engagement … and much more !| Link to JustMap blog | Link to agenda meeting  Free but booking essential.

15 November. We have met with Nicky Gavron, Deputy Chair of the London Assembly Planning Committee who encouraged us to make a visible Just Space presence at the Planning Committee. The main item in October was to have been a draft of Towards the next London Plan with a Panel made up of the Mayor’s team.  The Planning Committee meeting following this in November was to take contributions from stakeholders and experts.  The programme slipped and the document, renamed A city for all Londoners, was published in late October and will be discussed by the committee on 15 November. We want to influence this by turning up at meetings to show we are large in number, diverse in the community interests we cover and ready to engage. We will give out copies of our proposals.

12 & 13 November 2016 Land for What?  JustSpace is co-organising a “convergence” in London. Preparations at and please reserve a (free) place.
Day one:
1. What in land is important in our struggles? Workshops on housing, food, community spaces, public space and the environment.
2. Two sets of workshops including, land the basics, history of land in Britain, lessons from abroad, land economics, practical applications.
Day 2.
Mostly taken up with what we can do short-term and long-term and how we can work together to get land reform that will benefit all the different campaigns. See our link page for more info. 

Monday 14th November, 16:00-18:00 Socially Just Transport seminar in UCL main building Chadwick 2.18 and the presenters joining us this time are:
– Peter Jones, University College London. “Towards more socially just urban transport policy: an historical journey”
– Cristhian Figueroa, University of Leeds.“Effects of the Built Environment over walking skills”
– Gualtiero Bonvino, University College London, “Transit Oriented Development Land Policy for Public Transport funding: the case of Turin”
– Giulio Mattioli, University of Leeds. “Car-related economic stress in the UK: mapping the problem”
For more information about the presenters, details of the event and for booking your place, please go to this link:
Wed 16 November Amrar Zaga/ Our Place art exhibition is holding a special closing event on Wednesday 16th November from 6pm-8pm at the Hopkins Room, Stratford Central Library, The Grove, Stratford, London E15 1EL. This is an opportunity to view short films about east London, ask questions during a panel discussion on local planning and heritage issues and take a tour of the exhibition with the artist. The event is free but booking is essential. Please email or call/ text 07915 234404.For further information see:

19 November Saturday 1130 No 3rd runway / no more runways demonstration assembling outside the 3 Magpies, Bath Road, TW6 2AU

Thurs 24 November 2016 from 5.30pm-8.30pm Green Infrastructure and Air Quality event with some thought provoking presentations and open debate at University College London, Chadwick Building G07, London WC1E 6BT. Arranged by UCL Engineering Exchange and LSx (London Sustainability Exchange) to engage with community groups, academics, policy makers and practitioners about what is known in relation to green infrastructure and how we can work together to improve our knowledge and practice. Just Space is supporting this initiative. For more information and to book your place, please go to this link:  where the ‘invitation’ will ask you to provide some details on a ‘registration’ form. More information is also available from Ann Bernardo at or 0207 234 9404.

Wednesday 30 November 2016 at 6.30pm From territorial stigma to territorial justice: a critique of vested interest urbanism’ at Queen Mary College, Mile End Road. A lecture by Tom Slater, Reader in Urban Geography at the University of Edinburgh, with discussion and drinks. Free but please reserve a seat

In November the Mayor is holding consultation meetings about his new publication A City for all Londoners which sets out his ideas for the new London Plan. All Just Space organisations are encouraged to reserve seats at one or more of the events and to let Richard Lee know if they secure them. Download the document and reserve seats at  Later: content and, later, records of these events are gradually being posted on that web page.  Consultations end on 11 December.

Thursday 1 December 7-9pm Community Brainstorm: better ideas for the Shoreditch Goodsyard, at St Hilda’s East Community Centre, 18 Club Row, E2 7EY. More Light More Power Campaign.

Thursday 8 December 2016 7.00pm How do we stop council estate demolitions?  Southwark Defend Council Housing and supported by Canada Water TRA  Canada Estate Tenants’ Hall, Columbia Point, Moodkee St, SE16 7BB

12 January  2017 1800h at Queen Mary, Mile End Road: Equalities and Social Integration. Matthew Ryder, the new Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, has been given an incredibly broad portfolio by Sadiq Khan so it’s great to see that he has accepted an invitation to talk about inequality in the city. The lecture is hosted by the London Fairness Commission and Toynbee Hall and is a free event – but please book. Booking details are here.

Monday 16 January 1700-1830h LSE London seminar, James Clark, Housing Policy Manager, GLA, Supplementary Planning Guidance: London’s strategy New Academic Building NAB (Sardinia St/Lincoln’s InnFields) room LG09. Open without booking.

Monday 23 January 1700-1830h LSE London seminar, Richard Brown, Research Director, Centre for London, Brexit and London. New Academic Building NAB (Sardinia St/Lincoln’s Inn Fields) room LG09 Open without booking.

Thursday 26th January 2017 at 1800h Professor Alex Schwartz, The New School, New York, New York City’s Affordable Housing Plan Under Mayor De Blasio and the Limits of Local Initiative in Making Housing Affordable.  Bartlett School of Planning UCL room Roberts G06, Torrington Place, London WC1E 7JE Entry: Free but booking is essential. Please reserve your ticket via the Eventbrite page  The event will be followed by a drinks reception in the Roberts Foyer.

Monday 30 January 1700-1830h LSE London seminar, Yasminah Beebejaun, Bartlett UCL, Gender, urban space and the right to everyday life. New Academic Building NAB (Sardinia St/Lincoln’s Inn Fields) room LG09 Open without booking.

Monday 6 Feb 1700-1830h LSE London seminar, Nick Falk, URBED, & Jonathan Manns, Colliers, West London Corridor, New Academic Building NAB (Sardinia St/Lincoln’s Inn Fields) room LG09. Open without booking.

13 and 14 February meeting and rally resisting Haringey’s “Vehicle”


Feb-March Department of Transport consultation events on Heathrow expansion. Details at   lhrevents

19 January – 23 February 2017 Thursdays 1830 – 2000h | LVMH Lecture Theatre Chaired by Oliver Wainwright for Spatial Practices at Central Saint Martins, Granary Square, King’s Cross N1C. Tickets (free) available on the door – in the atrium, beside security.


Thursday 9 February 1400-1700h at Stratford, event hosted by UEL on understanding changing patterns of deprivation in East London. Details plus (free) booking

Monday 20 Feb 1700-1830h LSE London seminar, Antoine Paccoud, Luxembourg, and Alan Mace, Suburban gentrification, New Academic Building NAB (Sardinia St/Lincoln’s Inn Fields) room LG09. Open without booking.

Thursday 23 February 1830 UCLH near Warren Street, Prof John Hills on Unfair and unjust: inequality and London’s housing crisis, a meeting of My Fair London. Free but reserve a place at

Monday 27 Feb 1700-1830h LSE London seminar, Gareth Fairweather, TfL, TfL Crossrail, New Academic Building NAB (Sardinia St/Lincoln’s Inn Fields) room LG09. Open without booking.

Monday 6 March 1700-1830h LSE London seminar, Making Central Government and Mayoral policies work at the local level by Alan Benson, Head of Housing Strategy and Commissioning at Haringey CouncilNew Academic Building NAB (Sardinia St/Lincoln’s Inn Fields) room LG09. Open without booking. Alan Benson will discuss how Central Government and Mayoral housing policies have been playing out at the local level and the challenges faced by local councils and  communities. He will also discuss how they can make the best use of the opportunities now being put in place by national and London-wide government.

6 March 1830h at LSE, Portugal Street, free without booking


Thursday 9 March breakfast in West End with Centre for London, James Murray: Building & funding the affordable housing London needs  free but must book at

Thursday 30 March 2017 1800-2000h UCL Engineering Exchange Green Infrastructure Reception, Dr Sarah Bell and panel will review green infrastructure in cities and the opportunities and needs for community groups in London to more effectively engage with the latest scientific evidence. Speakers from UCL and  communities, including short video and networking canapé reception. At University College London (Room G04, Chadwick Building) Gower Street WC1E 6BT. See map – accessible from main gated entrance off Gower Street. Booking link here.

Monday 13 March 1700-1830h LSE London seminar, William McKee, Chair of Outer London Commission, The Outer London Commission, New Academic Building NAB (Sardinia St/Lincoln’s Inn Fields) room LG09. Open without booking.

Wed. March 15th at 7.30pm, Irish Centre, Camden Sq NW1 Camden New Town History Project: Film of 1960s St Pancras Rent strike


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