Spaces of HOPE: The Hidden History of Community Led Planning 2021-24

Spaces of Hope aims to produce the first sustained history of community-led planning in the UK documenting the diverse and previously hidden ways in which people have come together to care for the future of their local environments and exploring what their efforts mean for contemporary approaches to planning and participatory place-making.

The project will draw on a number of case studies including the campaigning in the London Docklands in the 1980s to achieve a development that would meet the needs of local people.

Project Team

Dr Sue Brownill, Oxford Brookes University

Dr Andy Inch, University of Sheffield

Professor Geraint Ellis, Queen’s University of Belfast

Dr Francesca Sartorio, Cardiff University

Dr Loraine Leeson, Middlesex University

Professor Glen Stewart O’Hara, Oxford Brookes University