Dr Pablo Sendra is an architect, urban designer, writer, researcher and educator. He is an Associate Professor at The Bartlett School of Planning, UCL. He is also director of LUGADERO LTD, an urban design practice that focuses on facilitating co-design processes with communities. He is also co-founder of the CivicWise network.

Westway Community Street

Westway Community Street

Lugadero was appointed as the Co-Design Team to facilitate the co-design process for the Westway Truts’s Community Street project.
Community Street is a project to restore and rehabilitate the public realm, green infrastructure and some buildings on the Westway Trust’s land.

Designing Disorder: Experiments and Disruptions in the City

Designing Disorder: Experiments and Disruptions in the City

A manifesto for the Open City: vibrant, disordered, adaptable: In 1970, Richard Sennett published the groundbreaking The Uses of Disorder, arguing that the ideal of a planned and ordered city was flawed. Fifty years later, Sennett returns to these still fertile ideas and, alongside campaigner and architect Pablo Sendra, sets out an agenda for the design and ethics of the Open City.

Community Plan of William Dunbar and William Saville Houses, South Kilburn

Community Plan of William Dunbar and William Saville Houses, South Kilburn

Between October 2019 and May 2020, the UCL Civic Exchange team carried out the knowledge exchange project ‘Civic Design Exchange: Co-designing Neighbourhoods with Communities’. This project was carried out in partnership with Granville Community Kitchen, which acted as a link between UCL researchers and the residents from two tower block in a North-West London council estate.

Play Wimbledon

Play Wimbledon

A co-design process for re-imagining public spaces: In September 2014, Merton Council and Love Wimbledon, in collaboration with the Design Council, organised Future Wimbledon ideas competition, which call community organisations and professionals to propose a vision for the transformation of Wimbledon Town Centre for 2030, which coincided with the arrival of Crossrail 2 to Wimbledon Station.

Designing Disorder NY Virtual Book Launch

Designing Disorder NY Virtual Book Launch

Designing Disorder, by Pablo Sendra and Richard Sennett. Virtual book organised by Verso New York. Andres Jaque (Office for Political Innovation & Columbia University) interviews Richard Sennett and Pablo Sendra about their book Designing Disorder.

Community-Led Regeneration A Toolkit for Residents and Planners

Community-Led Regeneration A Toolkit for Residents and Planners

Through seven London case studies of communities opposing social housing demolition and/or proposing community-led plans, Community-Led Regeneration offers a toolkit of planning mechanisms and other strategies that residents and planners working with communities can use to resist demolition and propose community-led schemes.

Community-led social housing regeneration

Community-led social housing regeneration

The Bartlett School of Planning Podcast on Soundcloud. Dr Pablo Sendra discusses his research on community activism against the demolition of social housing estates and the relocation of residents.

Civic Practices

Civic Practices

A collective project promoted and coordinated by CivicWise community. Civic Practices have always existed. The most primitive forms of urbanisation emerged from self-organised communities to address their needs. Civic practices are not new, but new opportunities are emerging in this context of post-2008 Global Financial Crisis.

Sevilla Contemporánea: Arquitectura 2000-2010

Sevilla Contemporánea: Arquitectura 2000-2010

Sevilla reaparece en escena tras un largo período de asimilación de las manifestaciones arquitectónicas e infraestructurales llevadas a cabo con motivo de la EXPO’92, y por las cuales la ciudad fue transformada sustancialmente en su morfología y funcionamiento como metrópolis.