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Beth Crankshaw

January 23rd, 2020

Planners with Cameras: Competition 2017

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Beth Crankshaw

January 23rd, 2020

Planners with Cameras: Competition 2017

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Planners with a Movie Camera, the MSc Regional and Urban Planning Studies (RUPS) film competition, was held in April 2017 and revealed real talent amongst our students. These films are part of research for the course GY454 Urban Policy and Planning, which looks at London neighbourhoods and analyses urban policy making and planning. Four ‘London Plan Opportunity Areas’ are depicted: Thamesmead, Old Kent Road, Colindale and Charlton Riverside.

Through these films, students were able to share their analysis and passion for urban studies providing a glimpse of these fascinating areas:

A selected panel of judges, awarded 3 prizes: Best Overall FilmBest Narrative and Judges’ Choice

WINNER – BEST MOVIE AWARD

Colindale Group B – Maria Trullén Malaret, Sophie Sarkar, Julien Vincelot, Laura Querubin-Borrero and Kenilworth Yamben

This video won as it best answered the set task and made the most of the potential audio-visuals as tools to interpret and represent urban issues. It was well researched, had a wonderfully sharp focus and narrative, great casting with meaningful characters and gave good space for a number of different voices to emerge. Overall it was a very well put together piece of work.

WINNER – BEST NARRATIVE AWARD

Colindale Group A – Thanos Mesochoritis, Xiaofei Pan, Celia Quenard, Valentine Thomas

This was a very well produced film that had a strong focus on the Grahame Estate.  The authors expressed a strong and clear narrative that was present from the outset.

WINNER – JUDGES’ CHOICE AWARD

Charlton Riverside Group B – Gabriela Neves De Lima, Hidemine Takeuchi, Mario Tavera Palomino, Ayanda Collins

This film had excellent cinematorgaphy and rich content material. It raised issues relevant to the exercise and had an interesting focus on the industrial side of the area. The film asked relevant questions of what people expected from the changes set to occur in Charlton.

The other entries are also available here:

Charlton Riverside Group A

Thamesmead Group A

Old Kent Road Group A

Old Kent Road Group B

About the author

Beth Crankshaw

Beth Crankshaw is a Chevening scholar and current MSc Regional and Urban Planning student at LSE with a background in urban planning, GIS and remote sensing. She previously worked at the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in the Sustainable Human Settlements unit, and is a recently appointed assistant in the LSE London team.

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