past events 2019

Thursday 28 Feb 2019 1700-2000h at LSE: International seminar on displacement. Full details and (free) booking at

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.

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   @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.

30 May TCPA open session on Inclusive Planning in London, pm at Coin Street Free but booking essential

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

Monday 24 June 1000-1700h in Brixton, conference on protection of London street markets – for traders, users, activists…  Free but details and booking at 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

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

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: 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.Wednesday October 23 1400-2000h  Just Space conference on university/community collaborations. Free but please reserve a place. Further details  Designed so that people at work during the day can come after work.  36-page document prepared for the event.Wednesday 23rd October at 5:00pm  The Railway Metropolis: How planners, politicians and developers shaped modern London, Michael Schabas, Senior rail advisor to Metrolinx, London, UCL, Room LG06 Central House, 14 Upper Woburn Place, London WC1H 0NN, free but please reserve a place at 28 October free public lecture by Anna Minton Who is London For? London Journal at King’s College. Booking & details at   Tuesday 29th October 2019 1730-1900h UCL Bartlett School London Planning Seminar The Politics of Land Value Capture in London Professor Jenny Robinson (Geography, UCL) Room G.01, Central House, 14 Upper Woburn Place, WC1H 0NN Free and no need to book.   Wednesday 30 October 1900h Lecture by Paul Watt: Housing and homelessness in post-Olympics East London. Ticket £7/5.

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.