The ‘Blackfriars SE1 in the 1970s’ exhibition features in a new article for the community planning world: ‘SE1 Stories – Lessons from the History of Community Organising in one Neighbourhood’. It says the exhibition

gives us food for thought about what lessons we can draw from past experiences of participatory planning and the importance of not letting these histories get hidden.

Author Sue Brownhill spoke to a couple of group members “to find out more about how and why they brought it together and what tips they would pass on to others thinking of doing a similar project”.

This was written as part of the ‘Spaces of Hope’ project, which is exploring the often-overlooked ways in which local people and organisations have come together to improve their physical and social environments. It has also been reproduced in the March/April 2022 issue of ‘Town and Country Planning‘, the members journal of Town and Country Planning Association.

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