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Learning From Our Neighbours - International Community-led Housing projects

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RUSS Community Hub

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SE13 7UU

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Learning from our Neighbours - Community-led Housing projects from Europe, UK and beyond.

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Tuesday March 24, 2020

RUSS member Ted Stevens spent two years travelling Europe, visiting scores of innovative community-led housing schemes. His talk will showcase the most interesting projects – from Europe, the UK and further afield. In Berlin one in six of all the new homes built are delivered by community groups.

What can we learn from these projects?

How can we make the same happen in London?

Ted Stevens, OBE (RUSS Trustee)

Ted is one of the UK’s leading community-led housing and self-build campaigners. In 2008 he set up the National Custom and Self Build Association, and he chaired it until 2014. He then managed a research programme looking at how Britain could learn from the many innovative community-led housing projects that have been built across Europe. As a Trustee he co-ordinates RUSS’s various fundraising and media activities.

About RUSS:

Rural Urban Synthesis Society (RUSS) is a members-led Community Land Trust based in South London, founded in 2009 with the aim of creating sustainable community-led neighbourhoods and truly affordable homes right across London.

In June 2018, RUSS was granted planning permission for 33 homes at Church Grove, Ladywell, south east London. It will be London's largest affordable self-build housing project. 

RUSS has set up a School of Community-led Housing offering individuals, community groups and housing professionals the chance to learn from RUSS’s many years of experience and gain information about how to set up and develop a community-led housing project.

From January 2020 RUSS will supplement the programme of 1-day workshops with a series of monthly events on specific subjects. The talks are held at our self-build Community space, and refreshments are offered. Map and detailed directions below.

We also hold regular meetings, which offer anyone interested in Community Housing a chance to meet and share ideas. Each meeting focuses on a particular topic or area of interest, and encourages attendees to contribute their own experiences. Members and prospective members of RUSS are encouraged to come and learn more about what we’re up to, and how to get involved. Please do join us.

You can read more about our full programme of events on www.theruss.org

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How to find the RUSS Community Hub: https://www.theruss.org/directions/

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Ted Stevens

How to find us:

There is absolutely no parking on our street, but if you come by bike, we have secure storage for up to 10 bikes to the rear of our building. There are many easy public transport options:

The nearest train station is Ladywell, on the Hayes line out of Cannon Street or Charing Cross, which go through Waterloo East and/or London Bridge. The venue is a few minutes walk from Ladywell station, exit from either platform, and turn right when you arrive up on the Ladywell Road. Cross the road at the bollards, outside St. Mary's Hall, and Church Grove is the next left. We are right at the end of the short cul-de-sac, there is a sign on the black metal pedestrian gate which is slightly to the left of a Camper van usually parked in our neighbours driveway. The hub building is not currently visible from the Ladywell Road, so you should walk right to the end of Church Grove.

If you arrive via Lewisham or Catford/Catford Bridge, several buses run betweenLewisham and Catford (75, 185, 136 and others - see map) - get off at the Lewisham Fire Station stop, and walk up the Ladywell Road (there is a Georgian building called Ladywell House on the corner). Church Grove is the second street on the right, the turn is opposite the derelict redbrick victorian Playtower / bus stop. Again, we are right at the end of the short cul-de-sac, there is a sign on the black metal pedestrian gate which is slightly to the left of a Camper van in our neighbours driveway. The hub building is not currently visible from the Ladywell Road, so you should walk right to the end of Church Grove.

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