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:

Just Space responses/submissions to GLA are not listed here because they are not very formal ‘publications’.  The documents relating to the new Plans and Strategies of 2017/8 can be found under the “Next London Plan” menu above, topic-by-topic.

Launch of 4 new chapters (drafts) for the Community Led Plan on 20 January 2018
•   Land Reform Just Space Land reform chapter draft & Land policy chapter slides
•   Industrial Strategy Just Space industrial strategy chapter draft
•   Social Impact Assessment Social Impact Assessment draft chapter
•   Health Just Space Health Policy chapter draft

Just Space submission to Labour Party enquiry on social housing [England] 31 January 2018 Just Space response to Labour Social Housing Review 20180131

Just Space response to the mayor’s A City for all Londoners just-space-response-to-a-city-for-all-londoners Submitted 11 December 2017 10 pages.

Towards July thumb 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

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 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: London Tenants Federation and Just Space working with UCL Engineering Exchange Demolition or Refurbishment of Social Housing  a report on whether the energy implications of demolishing housing estates are properly considered against upgrading them. Technical report + fact-sheets

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

2014: Staying Put – an anti-gentrification handbook for estates, produced with Southwark Notes and the London tenants Federation  (Printed copies also available)

2014: Just Space: Building a community-based voice for London planning, based on Barbara Lipietz interviews with Richard Lee and Sharon Hayward in the Journal CITY,  free download

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:

2013: Regeneration Realities Urban Lab Pamphleteer #2  UCL Urban Lab

2013: a manual / protocol on how activist groups and universities can best work together and avoid disasters and disappointments

continuously revised: Crowd-sourced bibliography on Neighbourhood Planning, initiated by Matt Wargent and Michael Edwards  Or you can use this shortened link:

2010: Michael Edwards, Do Londoners make their own plan? in K Scanlon and B Kochan (eds) London: coping with austerity, LSE London Series, paperback, 978-0-85328-459-8, chapter 5, 57-71. Eprint free  Whole book is a free download at ; also chapter is in German Machen die Londoner ihre eigenegen Pläne?, Luxemburg (4/2010): 72-77 translated by Christina Kaindl Free at

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