On 5 February 2021, I was honoured to give a lecture to the Royal Historical Society, on the history of the right of public meeting. It has been recorded and will be posted on their website soon. https://royalhistsoc.org/events/ Ironically the lecture came
It’s now been 6 months since my last day commuting from work, and nearly 6 months since the start of a lockdown of some form or another in England. Here are some brief reflections on what lockdown has highlighted about public space.
The Open House London organisation invited Owen Hatherley to produce a guide to all 33 London boroughs. It’s available here: https://shop.openhouselondon.org.uk/products/pre-order-open-house-london-guide-2020 Given that most of the Open House activities can’t take place in person this year (weekend of 19-20 September 2020), this
Feed by the human rights barrister Adam Wagner : Link to the legislation changes here: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/684/pdfs/uksi_20200684_en.pdf
In the early 20th century, planners and societies like the NPFA were obsessed with a minimum standard acreage per 1000 people (the aim was 4 acres). By the 1960s, the association realised this was too crude a measure that did not take