Beth Crankshaw

January 23rd, 2020

Planners with Cameras: Competition 2018


Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Beth Crankshaw

January 23rd, 2020

Planners with Cameras: Competition 2018


Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Planners with a Movie Camera, the MSc Regional and Urban Planning Studies (RUPS) film competition, was held on 20 March 2018 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. Five London Plan Opportunity Areas were depicted: Royal Docs, Isle of Dogs, Poplar, Elephant & Castle and Old Kent Road.

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, listed below, awarded 3 prizes: Best Overall FilmBest Narrative and Judges’ Choice

Prof. Fran Tonkiss (LSE Sociology): President of the Panel

Laura Belinky – Gaiarsa (Director, Editor, Film and video technical advisor at Goldsmiths)

Arch. Nicola Carnevali (Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners)

Dr. Michele De Laurentiis (Anthropologist and film maker – Spectacle Production)

Adele Tulli (Film Director; Phd Candidate in Media, Culture and Language Department, University of Roehampton)

Ben Wiedel-Kaufmann (Associate Lecturer and PhD Candidate, Faculty of Arts & Humanities,University of Plymouth) 


Isle of Dogs – Nicolas Garland, Anais Geslin, Anna Leggett, Whitney Leung, Xingrui Zhou


Chrisp Street Market (Poplar)– Alastair Chang, Blandine Rambaud, Eleonora Rugiero, Marjolaine Tiller, Julie Vanderhaeghen


Old Kent Road B– Catalina Duarte-Sanchez, Lorena Guerrero-Arias, Judith Lienhard, Louise Ribet, Sadiyah Sabree-Marshall, Valentine Quinio

We would like to commend all of our students who participated in this exercise.

Elephant and Castle– Louise Cormier, Rebecca Slocum, Xiyuan Liang, Yoichiro Saito, Yuan Xu

Euston – Ninon Beillard, Sorin Floti, Jong Oh Kim, Eden Munro, Heloise Thibault

Old Kent Road A – Juliette Guichardet, Yumi Kiguchi, Eric Solomon, Chloe Vergues, Arielle Vetro, Dimitris Voulgaris

Royal Docks– Lina Quinones-Sanchez, Koen Rutten, Peiao Tan, Fergus Wong, Lane Zorich

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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