The aim of this page is to recognise, celebrate and encourage the self-empowerment of community agency networks (CANs) and community groups across Camden.

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  • News ‘Real’ public engagement must be prioritised for path to net zero to succeed, (Sep 05, 2023) — the UPPER Coalition Reports include examples of successful co-designing and collaboration with local citizens, including Camden Think & Do’s programme, Kendal’s Climate Jury, and initiatives in Hull and Hackney
  • News Councils bring residents and businesses together for effective climate action, (Jun 16, 2023)
  • News London to gain new garden in the sky, as the Camden Highline gets green light, (Jan 20, 2023) — Planning approval has been granted for the first section of the Camden Highline, running from Camden Gardens to Royal College Street. It will see the transformation of a section of disused railway into a new elevated urban park for London. The project is now set to offer much-needed green space to underserved communities, while creating a new global attraction for London, akin to New York’s High Line.

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Events[edit | edit source]

London Permaculture Festival 2018
Authors: London Permaculture Festival
Date: 2018-06-23

Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Working with small businesses on climate and community engagement: Ellie Bryant (Camden Think & Do)
Authors: Ashden, Jun 28, 2023

Community resources[edit | edit source]

Visions[edit | edit source]

  • We Make Camden, "In March 2022, we published We Make Camden – our refreshed vision for the future of Camden. It sets out what we want to collectively achieve and lead together and was developed following conversations with residents, partners and community leaders." added 17:55, 8 November 2022 (UTC)
  • Visioning Camden 2030,, added 15:57, 11 January 2021 (UTC), "An excellent example of community-led visioning for the future by @tkentishtown, @thinkdocamden, with poems, projects, illustrations from citizens young & old. Embodies the "from what is to what if" call from @robintransition" @noelito
  • Camden 2025
  • Drummond Street Neighbourhood Vision, Oct 21, 2019, Press release,
  • Euston Town Cultural Strategy was developed in collaboration with Camden Council Arts Dept and MTArt Agency, and displays a new commitment to building an inclusive and meaningful cultural scene. The representative Culture Group will be one forum used to consult on the development of the Drummond Street Neighbourhood Vision.[1]

Climate action[edit | edit source]

  • Citizens' Assembly on the climate crisis, Camden Citizens' Assembly held in July 2019. The Assembly proposals will inform a new Climate Action Plan for Camden to be published in 2020.
  • Camden Climate Change Alliance

Open spaces[edit | edit source]

Camden Highline Launch Film
Authors: Camden Highline, Jan 20, 2023

The Camden Highline will turn a 1.2km stretch of disused railway, formerly part of the North London Railway, into a new elevated park and walking route. The current planning submission is for the first section of the project, from Camden Gardens to Royal College Street. Two subsequent sections will run from Royal College Street to Camley Street, and Camley Street to York Way. Camden Highline is the registered charity responsible for the delivery and operation of the Camden Highline Park, along with a broad coalition of stakeholders. Timelines set the first section of the Camden Highline to open in 2025. Camden Highline[2]

Community involvement[edit | edit source]

Alternative Camden

Arts, sport and culture[edit | edit source]

GoodGym Camden

Communities online[edit | edit source]

Kings Cross Environment

Community currencies activism[edit | edit source]

Camden Shares

Community energy[edit | edit source]


Education for sustainability[edit | edit source]

Food activism[edit | edit source]

Cooperation Town – a network of food coops and a strategy for resistance
Authors: Real Media, Oct 7, 2020

The Calthorpe Project - Kentish Town City Farm - Kings Cross Skip Garden - The People's Supermarket

Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle[edit | edit source]

  • Fixing Factory, Camden, community repair hub, regular opening times, added 15:59, 9 December 2022 (UTC)
  • Food Loop comunity-led food waste recycling project running on Maiden Lane Estate. The aim of Food Loop is to capture the value of the food waste on the estate in order to generate enough income to pay local residents to run and manage the whole system.

Social inclusion[edit | edit source]

Camden Town Shed

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

  • Camden Green Loop,, "neighbourhood strategy spanning Camden Town, Euston and Kings Cross which has beautiful public spaces and permeability at its heart." Celebrating assets but also a platform to explore opportunities for improvements. "Camden Town Unlimited works with Euston Town, Camden Collective and the Camden Highline as part of a comprehensive improvement programme for Camden."
  • Camden Green Loop, printed and interactive digital map from, added 17:42, 15 July 2023 (UTC)
  • Euston Green Link is a walking route between Euston Station and Regents Park via Drummond Street, devised as a project by Euston Town. It aims to encourage healthier travel choices, by promoting a lower-exposure walking route, the use of Regents Park by locals and to drive footfall to Drummond Street. The project demonstrates an overall branding scheme which has been created by Bolter Design for the neighbourhood, and interventions so far include large planters, a green wall, a pocket park and branded hoardings.[3]
  • wikipedia:Regent's Canal

Urban sustainability[edit | edit source]

  • Euston Town, elected by businesses to enhance Euston.  Business improvement district, set up in 2016 to represent the interests of businesses particularly in the context of HS2 and the area’s regeneration. Responding to its members concerns, projects in the past three years have focused on the future of Euston, the neighbourhood’s identity and community, and the public realm, environment and air quality. Euston Town endeavors to apply for Mayor of London and central government funding to achieve an ambitious vision for Euston and its communities, establishing them a firm place in the major regeneration it faces.[4]

About Camden[edit | edit source]

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The London Borough of Camden () is a London borough in Inner London, England. Camden Town Hall, on Euston Road, lies 1.4 mi (2.3 km) north of Charing Cross. The borough was established on 1 April 1965 and includes the former Central London borough of Holborn, and St Pancras and Hampstead.

To the south it shares with the City of Westminster parts of the West End, where it also borders the City of London. The cultural and commercial land uses in the south contrast with the bustling mixed-use districts such as Camden Town and Kentish Town in the centre and leafy residential areas around Hampstead Heath in the north. Well known attractions include The British Museum, The British Library, the famous views from Parliament Hill, the London Zoo, the BT Tower, the converted Roundhouse entertainment venue, and Camden Market. As of 2021 it has a population of 210,136.

The local authority is Camden London Borough Council.

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  1. PRESS RELEASE: Drummond Street Neighbourhood Vision,, Oct 21, 2019
  2. Press Release – 20 January 2023,
  3. PRESS RELEASE: Drummond Street Neighbourhood Vision,, Oct 21, 2019
  4. PRESS RELEASE: Drummond Street Neighbourhood Vision,, Oct 21, 2019
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Created March 6, 2014 by Phil Green
Modified May 6, 2024 by Phil Green
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