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COMMON GROUND The Opportunities and Challenges of Community-Led Development

13 June 2023

18:30 -20:45

A celebration of community–led regeneration, by client and architect, both inside and outside the Capital.

There is another way. Community Land Trusts and other ground-up development initiatives across the country are leading neighbourhood transformation without losing diversity and inclusion, tackling the dual issues of dereliction and gentrification.

Organised by Hastings Commons and hosted by the London Interdisciplinary School, this evening brings together champions in the field from the North West to the South Coast to share experiences delivering fair-priced, sustainable communities in a profit-driven climate. Followed by drinks and debate.

Chair: Lara Kinneir, Associate Professor, London Interdisciplinary School

6.30: Welcome
7.00: Dr Jess Steele OBE, CEO and Commoner-at-Large, Hastings Commons / Al Scott, Director, IF_DO (Hastings Commons, Hastings)
7.20: Oliver Bulleid, Executive Director, London Community Land Trust / Mellis Haward, Director, Archio (Citizens House, Lewisham)
7.40: Anthony Engi Meacock, Assemble (Granby Street, Liverpool)
8.00 Q&A / drinks

This is a non-profit event. All participants are partaking free of charge. There are however some small costs we need to cover, if you are unable to pay, please contact the organiser directly.

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