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David Janner-Klausner

David Janner-Klausner is Co-Founder of Commonplace (http//:commonplace.is) and its Director of Business Development.

David has worked in senior executive roles in local government, environmental and educational organisations.  He has led a variety of innovative initiatives in the public and charity sectors. One of his favourites is Transport Today and Tomorrow, Israel’s campaign for sustainable transport, which he founded in 1997. In Israel David was responsible for developing a network of strategic planning centres in local authorities, and ran a training programme for elected executive mayors.

In the UK David has worked in a private planning practice, followed by a stint at Transport 2000 (now the Campaign for Better Transport) where he established a Good Practice Unit. He then moved to the leading local government think-tank, LGIU, where he founded the Centre for Local Sustainability and his policy areas included environment, transport, equalities and health and social care. Immediately prior to Commonplace, David worked for a Jewish communal charity where he was responsible for educational programmes in the UK and a major partnership to build educational facilities for communities in the north of Israel.

David holds a Ph.D in Geography and Economics and MSc in Architecture and Sustainability. He is Founding Chair of The Bike Project, a charity which refurbishes bicycles and donates them to refugees and asylum seekers.


The Disraeli Room
ResPublica’s Response to the Industrial Strategy White Paper

Following the creation of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in July 2016 and firing the starting gun for a string of sector...

The Disraeli Room
ResPublica’s Response to the Autumn Budget 2017

The second Budget of 2017 delivered by Philip Hammond following the abolition of the Autumn Statement, was widely trailed as a tight political tightrope for...

Child Protection in the Digital Age

I was delighted when the Government introduced its Digital Economy Bill in the last session which gave effect to the 2015 General Election manifesto commitment...

A stake in it for everyone; why Conservatives should support regulation of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals

FOBTs or B2 machines are highly addictive, one way we know this, according to research conducted by the Campaign for Fairer Gambling, is that FOBT...

Championing renewed leadership in governance and business practice

It didn’t get to the point where we saw ‘Save Unilever’ held aloft on placards outside Downing Street, yet there was widespread unease about Kraft’s...

Industrial Strategy: A positive start but more must be done

The Government revealed their industrial strategy this week, with three main aims: Build on our strengths and extend excellence into the future; Close the gap...

Who can give the modern Cathy a home?

It’s 50 years since Ken Loach’s groundbreaking film, Cathy Come Home, documented the inhuman effects of homelessness. Without a home, as his heartbreaking film shows,...

We need a manufacturing resurgence more than ever. How can we bring it about?

There’s been a familiar narrative emerging since Thursday’s vote – this was the left behind white working class getting one over the London-centric political and...

The economic impacts of a Brexit would make us more, not less, reliant on other countries

Yesterday’s letter from Ford to its employees was the latest chapter in the economic debate on Britain’s EU membership, which has largely focused on the...