Housing Action 1-2 Oct

Housing Action 1st -2nd October

London Social Forum as part of international
support for World Habitat Day on Monday 2nd October 2006
Day of Direct Action on Housing & landrights in London.

Open Forum on Speculation, Housing, Land and Civil/Social Rights

Sunday October 1, 2006, 12.30pm-6 pm
Limehouse Town Hall,
646 Commercial Road, London E14 7HA

OPEN FORUM ON SPECULATION, HOUSING & LAND

London Social Forum as part of international
support for World Habitat Day on Monday 2nd October 2006.

Day of Direct Action on Housing & landrights in London.

See also list of other activities over the weekend in association with the Habitat International Coalition , World Habitat Day and London Tenants Federation including talk on Kings Cross development Think-Again Campaign

Divided City: Open Forum on speculation, housing, land, civil and social rights

Sunday October 1, 2006, 12.30pm-6 pm
Limehouse Town Hall,
646 Commercial Road, London E14 7HA

Organised by the London Social Forum

The Programme:
> 12.00 Doors Open Food and Refreshments
> 12.30 Key Note Panel Discussion. Invited speakers :
Doreen Massey (Open University) on London as Financial Hub
Ana Sugranyes (Habitat International Coalition) on Social Impacts on Habitat
Sebastian Mueller (Dortmund University) on Impacts of privatisation and speculation

Fred Harrison (Land Research Trust) on The Property Bubble

Open discussion
> 14.00 Privatisation, Development and Large-Scale Speculation, with:
Chris Shirley Smith (Independent Water Consultant) on Thames Water

Speaker from World Development Movement (WDM)

Martin Slavin (Journalist) on the Impact of the 2012 Olympics on London

Knut Unger on European global investments

plus Open Discussion

> 14.45 Workshops
– The Lea Valley, impact of the Olympics, Gentrification and Displacement
– Networking on Housing Rights and Finance

> 15.45 Workshops
– London Effect on Property Markets
– A Right to Land (with members of the travelling community)

> 16.45 Open Forum

-Introduction to Urban Watch, Violation Database and Real Estate Corporate Watch

Greek Initiative for the Right to the City.

– London Campaign Roundup

Introduction to Mapping (Citymine(d)
, NodeL), L-Atlas, Cartograhy of
Resistance

– The Democratic Deficit

Democratic Audit (Manchester Open City) and London GLA/LSF,

Sustainable Communities Bill (Steve Shaw)

-Inclusive dialogue on rural public lands, inhabitants and farmers.

The European Agro-countryside(
Simon Fairlie)

Middle East – Asia South America and African countryside HLRN Cairo (Angie Balata)

> 18.00 Summing Up and Close

> 8pm til 10.30pm Somerstown Community Centre
HOUSING IS NOT ENOUGH with Rob Inglis, artistic director of
Jellicoe-Neville Performing Arts. Featuring discussion on the Kings Cross
Cultural Interchange and the work of the local grassroot community
re-evaluating the King’s Cross development. with Somalian – Bangladeshi
food & refreshment .

Other events over the weekend include:

?Tenants? Vision for Housing in London?

2006 Conference
Friends Meeting House, Euston
Sep/30/2006 – Sep/30/2006

Housing Minister Ruth Kelly has announcement a review of the ‘purpose of social housing’. Her announcement coincides with the publication of a report by the Smith Institute which proposes further destruction of public housing including:
abolishing tenure for life; statutory obligations to sell off homes on social
housing estates; setting rents relative to earnings; ending ‘rights to housing”
for priority homeless and increasing levels of home ownership.

Only housing professionals are being consulted on what is effectively our future. The London Tenants Federation aims to ensure that tenants views are heard in setting out our own vision for housing in London.

Our conference is also part of a series of housing events that are taking place over the last weekend of September and Monday 2nd October – World Habitat Day. Events include debate on development of international links between tenants organisations, visits to London housing sites and mapping of London community, housing and land rights campaigns and struggles.

More information will be available in the conference information pack and at the LTF conference.

London Tenants Federation,
C/o Camden Federation of T&RA,
11- 17 The Marr, Camden St, London NW1 OHE
Tel 020 7874 5464 Web
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> Monday 2nd October 2006
Day of Direct Action on Housing & landrights in London, as part of World
Habitat Day 2006 (For more info, contact: mark AT tlio.org.uk ).