This website presents collaborative projects between scholars from the Bartlett School of Planning and community groups and organisations in London. These include a toolkit for Community-Led Regeneration, which explores the tools that residents are using to contest top-down schemes and propose alternative community-led plans, the knowledge exchange platform Civic Design Exchange, and a training course for planners and other professionals working with communities: Civic Design CPD Course.
What We Do
We develop action research, knowledge exchange and teaching in collaboration with communities
Practical Toolkits for Communities and Planners
Knowledge Exchange with Communities
Work with communities in community-led planning
Train planners for working with communities
Who We Are
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We are scholars from The Bartlett School of Planning, UCL, working with various community groups and organisations in London. We have worked with the Just Space network and with other community groups in London, as well as with other international networks.
The toolkit Community-Led Regeneration has been developed by Pablo Sendra (UCL) and Daniel Fitzpatrick (UCL) in collaboration with Just Space. It has been published Open Access by UCL Press. This project was funded by a British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant.
The Civic Design Exchange platform was set up by Pablo Sendra through the knowledge exchange project “Civic Design Exchange: Co-Designing Neighbourhoods with Communities”, funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund (Research England). The researchers on this project were Irene Manzini Ceinar, Alice Devenyns and Cecilia Colombo. The community partner was Granville Community Kitchen and we also collaborated with William Dunbar and William Saville Residents’ Association.
The Civic Design CPD Course is an online course coordinated by Pablo Sendra, developed in collaboration with the CivicWise network and with various community groups in London. It started in 2018 and its creation was funded by the Bartlett Innovation Fund. So far, we have collaborated with Westway23, Friends of North Kensington Library, Save Wornington College, Granville Community Kitchen and William Dunbar and William Saville Residents’ Association. Just Space has also been involved in the delivery of the course.
We welcome comments on the content of the website or proposals for collaboration. If you would like to contact us, please email pablo.sendra [at] ucl.ac.uk or use the form below.