Keynote slides: Practical Politics and Place in the 19th century
new towns reading list
right to stand on the pavement
New Lives New Landscapes Revisited: Rural Modernity in Britain
select bibliography on new social movements, urban commons, and anti-globalisation protest
BBC Radio 4 Analysis, ‘what’s the point of street protest?’
East London primary sources
The Cuckoo Cage at Womad 2022
MERL OSS lantern slide exhibition now online


Table of Contents

Websites and online resources:

Image/archive collections (as currently available):

Reports on public space etc:

  • London Assembly report on London’s Public Space, 2011:
  • City of London Open Space strategy, 2014:
  •  House of Commons, Public Parks committee report, 2017:
  • Landscape Research Group, cadastral maps of landownership:
  • Dimitrios Bormpoudakis, Joseph Tzanopoulos, Evangelia Apostolopoulou, ‘The rise and fall of biodiversity offsetting in the Lodge Hill large-scale housing development, South East England’, Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space (2019):

  • Andrew Smith, ‘Paying for parks. Ticketed events and the commercialisation of public space’, Leisure Studies, 13: 5 (2018), 533-46
  • Andrew Smith, ‘Justifying and resisting public park commercialisation: The battle for Battersea Park’, European Urban and Regional Studies, 26:2 (2019),
  • Meredith Whitten, ‘Blame it on austerity? Examining the impetus behind London’s changing green space governance’, People, Place and Policy, 12: 3 (2019), 204-224.
  • Smith, A., Osborn, G. and Quinn, B. (Eds.) Festivals and the City: The Contested Geographies of Urban Events (London: University of Westminster Press, 2022) DOI: