The Bartlett School of Planning


Collective Community Action: Praise for BSP courses

15 January 2021

New campaign seeks to ensure communities at the heart of urban change.

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This new campaign, launched at the beginning of the year has assembled citizens, consultants, educators and built environment professionals with a shared goal – to discuss, communicate, provoke and propose the changes needed to ensure communities are at the heart of urban change for the better.

The campaign’s aim is to define the actions required to transform the challenges in nurturing social, economic and ecological sustainability and value with effective community involvement. These actions must learn from, benefit and inform the communities themselves, the professions and professionals that collaborate with communities, and those involved in the built environment sector who are yet to forge a positive relationship with communities.

The campaign presents a number of UCL courses as good practice examples, including BSP’s Neighbourhood Planning & Community Engagement Programme; Collaborative City Planning Strategies and our CPD in Civic Design.

Just Space, a respected lead organisation in facilitating and supporting community group involvement in the London Plan plan-making process, with which the BSP collaborates, was also commended.

Read more in the Collective Community Action PDF or on their website.

If you are interested in becoming an active member of this group, in joining the conversation or simply sharing examples of good practice, please contacthello@collectivecommunityaction.co.uk.