At a seminar on reindustrialisation. My notes for talk are

Recall Sam Aaronovich’s London/Berlin conference 1995 at the end of which a Berling green part politician said  “capitalism won’t employ us all: we’ll have to employ each other”. Continue reading “re-industrialisation”

Planning manifesto launch

This was a meeting at the TCPA to launch – to a mainly planning gathering – a manifesto drafted by PNUK for a more progressive approach to planning and land in the UK.  Bob Colenutt in the chair. Everyone had been encouraged to read the document in advance  – and most seemed to have done so. Great.

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The future

I have to prepare a talk for a history conference, with an eye on the future. Comments and help welcome.

[Later 9 Feb, I did the talk but now have to convert it into a text.  Really hard to do the talk in 30 minutes. The slides will be here when I can get it small enough to upload.]

The conference is called WINDOWS UPON PLANNING HISTORY. My title was given to me first as Windows on Community Movements in the UK, later as Opening new Windows on Power Structures in the UK but then I submitted an abstract and gave it a new title:

The mirror as a window: what can today’s oppositional practices tell us about future history? Continue reading “The future”