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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.


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Productive Places | WSP and ResPublica

On Wednesday 31st October ResPublica and WSP hosted a panel discussion in Parliament to launch WSP’s Productive Places paper and debate its findings. The report...

ResPublica’s Response to the Autumn Budget 2018

The 2018 Budget delivered by Philip Hammond was the first since 1962 to be delivered on a day other than a Wednesday, and was moved...

ResPublica Response to changes to the National Planning Policy Framework

The Government’s housing announcements on the 5th March were the first substantial change to the planning system since the Coalition reforms six years ago. The...

Food poverty: Time to lift the veil?

A century on from Charles Booth’s famous Poverty Map of London, accurate information on poverty has never been more important. So the findings of...

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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...

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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...