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    Glass-House Chief Executive appears on Victoria Derbyshire show

    On Tuesday 7 August, Glass-House Chief Executive Sophia de Sousa took part in a televised panel discussion on BBC Two’s Victoria Derbyshire show that explored the challenges facing the UK’s high streets and what their future might look like. Amongst a panel of retail experts, politicians and community leaders, Sophia reflected on the changing nature […]

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    Sophia appointed to expert panel to advise on the future of the high street

    Glass-House Chief Executive Sophia de Sousa is one of eight members appointed to an Expert Advisory Panel on High Streets, announced by High Streets Minister, Jake Berry MP on 16 July 2018. Chaired by Sir John Timpson (chair of multiple service retail Timpson), the panel will explore what local communities want from their high streets, […]

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  • EDP Design training London

    We’re recruiting – join our team

    With 17 years’ experience of supporting people, projects and places, we want to explore how we can continue to make a difference through our support and outreach. As well as looking towards the future, we are embarking on a period of revisiting past projects and bringing together our approaches and tools, with the long-term goal […]

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  • EDP at Tate Exchange

    Taking time to look back at our work…

    With 17 years’ experience of supporting people, projects and places, we think it’s a good time to look back at our work, evaluate the impact of our support and bring together and share the tools and approaches we’ve developed over many years to support greater participation in the design of our built environment. We also […]

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    How do we progress participation in architecture? Beyond Participation #2

    Introducing the Irish Architecture Foundation’s second international conference on participation (Beyond Participation #2), programme curator Tara Kennedy declared that “participation is fundamental to architecture.” But is participation really embedded in the practices and processes of how we develop, improve and shape the spaces where live, work and play? This conference, held over two days in […]

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  • Alder Hey Hospital

    GDPR: Update to our Privacy Policy

    With the introduction today of new data protection laws – the General Data Protection Regulation ‘GDPR’  – we have updated our Privacy Policy to reflect these changes. Our updated policy provides information on how and why we collect your personal information, what we do with it and how we keep it secure. Please do not […]

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    The right to great design: taking (community-led) action

    By Katherine Horsham Conversation at the recent Glass-House event in London seemed to quickly conclude we do have the right to great design. It’s even enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human rights (Article 25). But when we started discussing how this right is enacted and what responsibility different actors should take to get there, […]

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    On the right to great design: London

    Do we have a right to great design, we asked at the final conversation in our 2017/18 People on Place Series? As a member of our London audience pointed out, we have the right to the best available standard of health and wellbeing and the quality of our environment plays a fundamental role in supporting […]

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  • New Year’s resolutions for housing

    In recent weeks, various stories and statistics in the press have evidenced that tackling our housing crisis is not as simple as just building as many new houses as we can, as quickly as we can. The housing crisis has emerged from a complex combination of socio-economic trends that have come together to find us […]

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  • Season’s greetings / Christmas office hours

    We’d like to wish all of our friends and followers a restful and peaceful holiday, and a very Happy New Year. Please note that The Glass-House office will be closed from 19 December until 2 January 2018. You can have a look back at the highlights of our work over the past year in our […]

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