Conference programme

Just Space / Urban Salon Conference, 9th June 2011 10 am – 5 pm
at Department of Geography, UCL

The next steps for community groups in influencing London Planning

10.0013,00 Taking Stock  (audio recording of the morning here)

Chaired by Michael Edwards, Bartlett School of Planning, UCL

Introduction to the day

Professor Mark Tewdwr-Jones, UCL – “Challenges and Agendas for London’s Future” (slide show here)

10.30 Community groups reflect on the London Plan Examination in Public experience

Richard Bourn – Campaign for Better Transport

Jenny Bates – Friends of the Earth

Anne Kane – Inclusion London

Tracie Giles – London Gypsy and Traveller Unit (slide show here; video here)

General discussion and debate


Ron Hollis – London Tenants Federation

Lucy Rogers – Spitalfields Community Association

Sue Penny – Wards Corner Community Coalition

Peter Eversden – London Forum of Civic & Amenities Societies

General discussion and debate

12.30 Lunch

13.30 Next Steps  (audio recording failed)

Chaired by Professor Loretta Lees, Cities Group, Department of Geography, King’s College London

Dave Chapman, Locality – DCLG funding to support Neighbourhood Planning + Q & A

Collaborations between University researchers and community/ activist groups

Mark Taylor, Tower Hamlets Federation of Tenants and Residents Associations

Sasha Laurel, Friends of Queen’s Market

Myfanwy Taylor, student researcher UCL

General discussion and debate

Launch announcement of university initiatives

  • Protocol on research collaboration between community/activist groups and university staff and students on housing and planning issues, [ more here ]
  • Proposed seminar series, starting October, on alternatives in London Planning, [ more here ]
  • New course at UCL, starting January, with community participation,  [ more here ]
  • Dr Paul Watt (Birkbeck) is writing a forword to LTF publication – another kind of cooperation.

14.30 Workshops (details on separate page workshops)

16.00 Closing Plenary  (audio recording of part here)

Chaired by Professor Jennifer Robinson, Department of Geography UCL

Consideration of specific proposals for next steps

17.00 Close


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