News and Blogs

Project Updates – May 2022 10 May 2022 by michael - We have added an interactive map to the website which shows the locations of historical community-led-planning (CLP) examples uncovered by the project so far. We want to add as many examples of community-led planning to the map as we can… Continue reading "Project Updates – May 2022"
Arts in Regeneration: from creative community-led planning to institutional instrumentalism in East London 27 April 2022 by michael - How can images and aesthetics support community led campaigns? In this blog, Loraine Leeson draws on her experiences with the Docklands Community Poster Project, describing how certain images can become a powerful ‘currency’ for communicating issues and arguments to wider… Continue reading "Arts in Regeneration: from creative community-led planning to institutional instrumentalism in East London"
Golborne Community Plan and Neighbourhood Council 7 April 2022 by michael - How have ‘ordinary people’ come together to make decisions about their places, spaces and communities? In this research report, Debbie Humphry explores the story of the Golborne Community Plan and Neighbourhood Council in 1970s London, tracing interconnections of personalities, ideologies… Continue reading "Golborne Community Plan and Neighbourhood Council"
Civil society and ‘community-led planning’ 4 April 2022 by michael - What is 'community-led planning' and how has it been understood over the years? In this blog, Professor Glen O'Hara traces the history of the concept and its relationships with 'civic society', 'regeneration' and activism. The concept of ‘community-led planning’ can… Continue reading "Civil society and ‘community-led planning’"
SE1 Stories. Lessons from the History of Community Organising in one Neighbourhood 15 March 2022 by michael - A recent exhibition about community led planning in North Southwark and North Lambeth gives us food for thought about what lessons we can draw from  past  experiences of participatory planning and the importance of not letting these histories get hidden.… Continue reading "SE1 Stories. Lessons from the History of Community Organising in one Neighbourhood"
Project Updates – January 2022 25 January 2022 by jason - We have added two updates to the About pages on our website. Firstly, we would like to welcome Dr Michael Howcroft to the team. Michael will be based at the University of Sheffield and joins the project as we prepare… Continue reading "Project Updates – January 2022"
Project Update – Autumn/Winter ’21 8 November 2021 by jason - For those interested in finding out more about what we've been up to, we have produced a summary of our activities so far. Continue reading "Project Update – Autumn/Winter ’21"
Project launch: capturing the history of community-led planning 4 May 2021 by jason - Launch of the "Spaces of Hope" project marked by Sue Brownill's article in the Town and Country Planning Journal. Continue reading "Project launch: capturing the history of community-led planning"
Wanted: community planners! 25 February 2021 by mike - Do you know of an interesting example of community-led planning? Do you have experience of participating in community-led planning? Would you like to be involved in a project aiming to document and learn from the hidden history of community-led planning… Continue reading "Wanted: community planners!"