Just Space community conference 2015

Community visions for the next London Plan

Just Space conference 10 and 11 July 2015 at the Bromley by Bow Centre

Programme: reproduced below together with content (being added as it becomes available). The programme leaflet can be dowloaded as a PDF here: JS conf prog 2015 m

Opening Plenary
The importance of environmental, social and economic justice for the past, present and future of London
Jenny Bates, Friends of the Earth background briefing JS conf 2015 Jenny Bates SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT and the LONDON PLAN and Video
Ilinca Diaconescu, London Gypsy and Traveller Unit  JS Conference 2015 – social… justice  and Video
Myfanwy Taylor, Just Space Economy and Planning Group JS conf 2015 Economic Justice and Video

The relationship between neighbourhood planning and strategic city-wide planning
David Farnsworth, founder member of Bristol Neighbourhood Planning Network, a voluntary self-help network of over 40 community groups JS Conference 2015 – David Farnsworth Localism & Strategy and Video

Workshop A: Neighbourhood planning How can neighbourhood forums and those producing community plans network across London and help the GLA support communities? JS Conference 2015 – Neighbourhood Planning workshop notes

Workshop B: Community Technical Aid How can the technical expertise of of planners, architects and engineers be made accessible to communities?
Architects for Social Housing (ASH)
Concrete Action
UCL Engineering Exchange
Architecture sans Frontières

Workshop C Transport What needs to be done if transport is to benefit everyone?
London Forum of Civic and Amenity Societies Just Space Transport briefing 10July15
Campaign for Better Transport
Regent’s Network
Hayes Community Development Forum
Audio recording of workshop MP3 transport and JS Conference Transport workshop writeup 10 July 2015

Panel: Just Space Economy and Planning Group – building other ways of thinking about London’s real economy
Facilitated by Lucy Rogers, East End Trades Guild
Michael Edwards – overall strategy JS conference – Economy issues and Video
Eileen Conn Video and Roy Tindle Video – Losses of employment land and workspace
David Fell – greening the economy  Video
Discussion: Just Space conference 2015 Friday 6 Economy notes

Panel: How can community participation and social inclusion be made central to the London Plan?
Yvonne Field, Ubele Initiative JS Conference 2015 – Ubele presentation  Video here
Debbie Kennett, London Gypsy and Traveller Unit Video and  JS Conference 2015 – We are Londoners too
Patria Roman, Latin Elephant Video and JS Conference 2015 – participation of migrant and ethnic traders
background briefing by Jenny Robinson JS conf early participation JR

Panel: Can a London Plan be made to work without changes to governance and extending beyond the GLA boundary?
Michael Edwards, Bartlett School UCL Video and slidesJS conf 20150711 Edwards Ldn govern
Duncan Bowie, University of Westminster Video and slides JS Conference 2015 – Housing in the city region

Workshop: What support is needed to boost alternative forms of housing?
UK Co-housing Network
Vine Housing Co-op
London Federation of Housing Co-operatives
Briefing paper by a UCL student group
alternative models of housing workshop merged notes
Audio recording MP3 of workshop housing forms

Workshop: Overcoming the fragmentation of environmental issues in London Planning
Case studies from interviews with groups campaigning on food growing, air quality, biodiversity, green spaces and community energy (Xaviera) Link to report
Community Food Growers Network JS Conference 2015 – community food growers network
CPRE (Campaign for Protection of Rural England)
Audio recording MP3 of workshop:

Workshop: Monitoring and Implementation.  is there a useful role for impact assessments and citizen science?
Martine Drozdz, Analysis of impact assessments and case studies of community groups in London who have successfully used equality regulations. Background paper:  Planning for a Fair Society paper Bindmans
Mapping for Change JS Conference 2015 – Community mapping presentation
nef (New Economics Foundation) JS Conference 2015 – impact assessments presentation
Video of the workshop 

Final Plenary
Ugo Hayter, Leigh Day Solicitors, Supreme Court ruling on consultation principles Video
Background briefing by FoE JS conf – Right to participate 2015 FoE
Lucy Rogers on the Reclaim.London manifesto and campaign Reclaim London Manifesto JSN july 2015 and video
Proposal for a recall conference at City Hall to present and debate policy proposals for the next London Plan on 4 February 2016
Volunteering to join working groups on the various topics

Participants wrote post-it notes on all the conference themes and they are transcribed here: Just Space Conference post it notes

Videos thanks to Larissa Alves Martins and colleagues at Spectacle
Conference organisation support by Sue Ansarie, but she was not responsible for the late arrival of conference documentation.

Work in progress on the Next London Plan is here.