Learning from Neighbourhoods: Brixton

Learning from Neighbourhoods: managing rapid change in Brixton

Tuesday 22 October 2013
Brixton, London

13.00–17.30 (talks, tours & discussion)
17.30–19.00 (informal drinks)



We are delighted to invite you to Learning from Neighbourhoods: managing rapid change in Brixton, hosted in partnership with The Academy of Urbanism, Lambeth Council and local arts group Anchor & Magnet.

Join us for an afternoon of engaging talks and tours to continue learning from The Great Neighbourhood 2013, Brixton. The event will bring together local people and Academicians to explore what makes a great neighbourhood. We will consider the development and history of Brixton, the people who make it special and the changes facing local businesses. We will also look at what lies ahead for the area through the lens of the Future Brixton regeneration programme. Academician Camilla Ween will also explain why Brixton was the recipient of the Academy’s 2013 Great Neighbourhood Award.

Celebrating Brixton’s success as The Great Neighbourhood 2013, the event will consider:

  • The various facets of what makes a great neighbourhood
  • How rapid changes have been affecting the physical and social fabric of Brixton
  • How to ensure the essence of Brixton stays intact throughout this change

Participants will explore these ideas throughout the afternoon and discussions will be centred around two key questions:

  • How do you manage change and maintain the character, essence and diversity of a place?
  • How can we learn from Brixton and each other to inform future neighbourhood design and delivery?

A very brief overview of the afternoon includes

  • 13.00-13.30 Arrival and registration
  • 13.30-14.30 Opening talks – Lambeth Council, The Academy of Urbanism (Camilla Ween) and Anchor & Magnet
  • 14.30-16.00 Guided tours of the neighbourhood
  • 16.30-17.30 Discussion – learning from Brixton and the Academy – facilitated by Cllr Heywood, LB Lambeth, and Bob Young, The Academy of Urbanism
  • 17.30-19.00 Informal drinks at a local venue – cash bar

Please note that the closing talks and reception are open to anyone who would like to attend and you are welcome to join us for only that portion of the event if you would prefer.


Academicians: £20+VAT
Non-members: £30 + VAT
Young Urbanists and Brixton business owners and residents: FREE

Please add the date to your diary and RSVP to Stephen Gallagher (sg@academyofurbanism.org.uk) to reserve your place. If you require a paid ticket, you can book this by using the buttons below.


This event will begin at Lambeth Town Hall, adjacent to Windrush Square:
Lambeth Town Hall
Brixton Hill
London SW2 1RW