Community groups supporting each other on London planning
Publications produced by, for or about Just Space. Please let us know of others if you find them: use the comment space at the end of this page. Pre-2012 material from Just Space is on a separate web site and remains available as an archive: justspace2010.wordpress.com
Just Space responses/submissions to GLA are not listed here because they are not very formal ‘publications’. The documents relating to the draft Plans and Strategies of 2017/8 can be found under the “Next London Plan” menu above, our response (and others’) to the draft new London Plan in March 2018 are here.
Pablo Sendra and Daniel Fitzpatrick, Community-led regeneration based on work of JustSpace groups. Book is for sale and as a free download at https://www.uclpress.co.uk/products/125697 and Pat Turnbull reviews this book for the London Tenants Federation here
In 2019 Richard Lee, coordinator, led a workshop about Just Space as a source of ideas and practices to support community participation in the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, organised by the Jam and Justice campaign. Their write-up is here. For a broader view of the work of the Jam and Justice group see their report How can we govern cities differently?, also online, here.
Lucinda Rogers, Why aren’t more architects influencing the London Plan hearings? in Building Design, 25 April 2019. copy here: London Plan + Just Space
December 2018, a group in Manchester doing work a bit like ours reports on a talk by our coordinator on the history and work of Just Space.
September 2018 Social Impact Assessment in London Planning, edited by Barbara Lipietz, Tim Wickson, Ilinca Diaconescu and Richard Lee. A collaboration between Just Space and some of its member-groups and staff & students of the MSc Urban Development Planning at the UCL DPU. Free download of report DPU JS on SIA
and Social Impact Assessment – DIY How-to Guide
Towards a community-led London Plan: policy directions and proposals,
August 2016 This 74 page intervention is the outcome of more discussion by working teams of JustSpace organisations and another conference, all building on the February document below. Download: Just Space A4 Community-Led London Plan
PhD of Myfanwy Taylor, a product of action-research work with the Just Space Economy and Planning Group, Contested urban economies: representing and mobilising London’s diverse economy, 2017 PhD Thesis abstract and free download 81MB http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/10040423
Towards a community-led London Plan: ideas for discussion and debate. A 24-page A3 document launched in Feb 2016 is here to download.
Report of Participatory workshop in the context of the Elephant and Castle Town Centre Regeneration plan. Latin Elephant and UCL Bartlett DPU download https://t.co/GNnxky7tH3 April 2016
Economic Evidence Base. The GLA is to be congratulated for having consulted Just Space last year as it drafted its report, and then again after its draft was published in February. At each stage, and in three meetings, the Just Space Economy and Planning Group made clear what it considered to be necessary improvements, though without much detectable impact so far. In May the group submitted a detailed 20-page commentary which is intended to re-balance the “Evidence Base” before it lands on the new Mayor’s desk. The Just Space commentary is here: 160523b JSEP comments on EEB-final
Myfanwy Taylor and Michael Edwards (2016) Just Space Economy and Planning: opening up debates on London’s economy through participating in strategic planning, chapter in Yasminah Beebeejaun (ed) The Participatory City, Berlin: Jovis 76-86
2015:Just Space Economy and Planning group London for all! A handbook for community and small business groups fighting to retain workspace for London’s diverse economies Free download here. Low-resolution pdf High-resolution pdf Printed copies are also available.
2015: Jessica Ferm and Ed Jones: London’s industrial land: Cause for concern? a working paper from the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL, presented to a meeting of the Just Space Economy and Planning Group in 2014 and now online here: Ferm Jones London’s Industrial Land – working paper final
2014: Robin Brown, Richard Lee and Michael Edwards contributed a chapter on Just Space to a book edited by Loretta Lees and Rob Imrie, Sustainable London?, published by Policy Press. A version of the Just Space chapter is here Edw Brown Lee 20140308
2013: The London Tenants Federation and Just Space held a conference of people trying to exert some community influence on what happens in London’s Opportunity Areas —the 33 large parts of London where major developments are under way or proposed. It drew on the experiences of campaigners at King’s Cross over 25 years and the results are now published by LTF as an important report: http://bit.ly/1n84K3U