Date: Tuesday 30 July 2024
Time: 18:00 for a 18:30 start
Location: JTP, Unit 5, The Rum Warehouse, Pennington St, London E1W 2AP

Tickets for this event can be booked here or via the portal at the bottom of this page. Member discount codes can be found at

Join us for an evening with Hashi Mohamed, in conversation with AoU Chair Andreas Markides. The conversation will cover themes including urbanism, housing, and policy, and will be followed by a Q&A and an informal drinks reception.

In conversation with Hashi Mohamed

Hashi Mohamed is a barrister at Landmark Chambers and author based in London, England.

Hashi’s practice focuses on all aspects of planning and environmental law, including housing, infrastructure, enforcement, development consent orders (DCO), and compulsory purchase work (CPO). Hashi appears on behalf of claimants and defendants and specialises in all aspects of planning and environmental law.

He undertakes work on behalf of a diverse range of clients including housebuilders and major landowners, SMEs and individuals, as well as local planning authorities across England and Wales; including at hearings and inquiries, local plan examinations, High Court and the Court of Appeal. He is ranked by Planning Magazine in the top 10 of ‘Top Rated Juniors’ in 2023

In his debut book People Like Us, Hashi explores what his own experience can tell us about social mobility in Britain today. Far from showing that anything is possible, he concludes his story is far from typical: our country is still riven with deep divisions that block children from deprived backgrounds from accessing the advantages that are handed to others from birth.

His follow-up, “A Home of One’s Own”, draws on his own history of housing insecurity and his professional career as a planning barrister. It examines the myriad aspects of housing - from Right-to-Buy to Grenfell, slums and evictions to the Bank of Mum and Dad. It is a deeply personal study of the crisis confronting global metropoles - and an exploration of the ways we can remove barriers, improve equality and create cities where more people have a place to call their own.

He is the Chair of Coin Street Housing Cooperative on the South Bank, responsible for 220 high quality affordable, social housing, including in the OXO Tower.


Tickets for this event are hosted on Eventbrite and can be booked here or via the portal below. AoU Member discount codes are available at

Young Urbanist Students: £6

YU Early Careers: £18

Academicians: £18

Group Members: £30

Individual Members: £30

Non-Members: £42

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