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Led by Dr Rana Khazbak and Dr Tania de St Croix at the Centre for Public Policy Research at King’s College London, this workshop will be a chance, for youth workers, youth leaders and organisations working for and with young people, to discuss ways of working collaboratively to influence change in regeneration policy and practice.

Dr Rana Khazbak will share findings from her latest research on how the wellbeing of young people is adversely impacted by regeneration schemes in London. She found that young people typically feel excluded from regeneration decision-making and alienated by the changes taking place in their communities; they also face barriers to tapping into the resources and opportunities brought by redevelopment projects.

After presentation of research findings, attendees will have a chance to share their practice and discuss concrete ideas for influencing regeneration decision-makers.

Who is this event for? 

  • Youth workers.
  • Young community leaders and researchers.
  • Youth and urban justice activists.
  • Youth voice professionals.
  • Youth charities and organisations interested in raising the voice of young people in their communities.


2.00 pm Welcome

2.10 pm Presentation of research findings

2.30 pm Questions and reflections

2.40 pm Discussion: How are youth organisations supporting young people in areas affected by the regeneration? What are the challenges?

3:10 pm Discussion of ideas for influencing regeneration decision makers

4:00 pm Creative presentation by Chickenshed theatre on the theme of gentrification and social inclusion.

4:30 pm Close


If you cannot make it in person but still would like to explore avenues for collaboration, please get in touch with Rana at

At this event

Tania de St Croix

Senior Lecturer in the Sociology of Youth and Childhood

Rana Khazbak

Postdoctoral Fellow

Event details

Bush House South East Room 1.02
Bush House South East Wing
Strand, London WC2R 1AE