campaigns and projects

Links to campaigns and projects related to the history of contested public spaces, greens, development, etc:

Who Owns England?

and Guy Shrubsole’s campaign with Nick Hayes:

Campaign map by Community Planning Alliance:

Save Royton’s Green Belt Campaign

Save Ryebank Fields, Chorlton, Manchester:

ryebank fields campaign

StoreyG2, Freeman’s Wood, Lancaster:

freemans wood

Save Victoria Tower Gardens campaign:

List of campaigns by London Friends of Green Spaces network:

Save Tidemill gardens:

Save our Green Open Space, Sheffield:

Save Rimrose Valley, Liverpool:

Save Clifton Hill Green Space, Exeter:

Save Elm Road Open Space, Thurrock (successful):

Save Chaucer’s Fields, Canterbury:

Save Walthamstow’s Town Centre:

Friends of Tooting Common:

Save our Scrubs:

(from 2015):

Coombe Valley Preservation Group, Gloucs:


Save Farm Terrace Allotments, Watford:

Coombe Valley Allotments, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucs

Save Northfield Allotments, Ealing:

tenants’ rights groups and campaigns etc:

Save Cressingham Gardens (social housing):

Demolition Watch:

Fight for the Aylesbury:

(from 2015):

Save Westbury SW8:

Knight’s Walk, Kennington:

(from 2015):

Save Oval, Kennington

national preservationist associations:

Open Spaces Society:


London Friends of Green Spaces network:

Greenspaces’ guide: ‘How to run a successful community campaign to save your open space’:

Other types of public spaces:

research on market places and market sites by Dr Sara Gonzalez & Gloria Dawson, 2015


Academic research groups and projects:

Sheffield Hallam University Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research:

Their open-access journal is: People, Place and Policy

International Garden Cities Institute