Community planning handbook - 2nd edition launch

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Nick Wates launched the second edition of his community planning handbook at the Princes Foundation on April 30 2014, and I talked there to Nick and a group of friends about developments in the field over the past 30 years.

It was a chance to meet up with Charles Knevitt, who with Nick co-authored the influential 1987 Community Architecture book, and with Jon Aldenton, who was director of the Tower Hamlets Environment Trust, later The Environment Trust.

I helped set up the Tower Hamlets Trust with a contract from the then Greater London Council in1978, and later helped Nick set up the Hastings Trust, where he became director.

I discovered that Jon is now development officer in Hastings.

Suzanne Gorman was able to give us an up to date perspective on community-based planning and development, as board member of the East London Community Land Trust - the first of its kind in London.

The Community Planning Handbook

http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781844074907/

Construction starts at London's first community land trust

http://www.citizensuk.org/2014/03/construction-starts-at-londons-first-community-land-trust-site/

Dropping into conversations about community architecture, 25 years on

http://socialreporter.com/?p=2559

Apr 30, 2014, 08:38 PM
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