Better engagement, better homes: public involvement in planning

This event has already taken place.

Engaging Londoners in the planning process improves the quality of developments, boosts wellbeing and motivation and helps to deliver more housing faster. We hosted a webinar to launch a manifesto on public involvement in planning.

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About the event

As London gears up for the mayoral election, all the candidates agree that we need more homes for Londoners. We will only get the quantity and quality of development that our city needs if we engage citizens throughout the planning process.

Centre for London, in partnership with ftwork, has published a manifesto on public involvement in planning. It lays out what the next elected Mayor can do to strengthen public engagement in our planning system and get communities involved in new, much needed developments.

At this webinar our guest speakers spoke about why involvement in planning matters and what we can do to get more Londoners involved in the decisions that matter for our city.


  • Chair: Claire Harding, Research Director, Centre for London
  • Richard Brown, Acting Director, Centre for London
  • Jessica Cargill Thompson, Public Practice Associate / Community Engagement Officer, Waltham Forest Council
  • Olaide Oboh, Director of Partnerships, First Base
  • Simon Donovan, CEO, London Development Trust


This project has been generously supported by