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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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  • Susannah Davis

    New Trustee joins the Board of The Glass-House

    We’re delighted to welcome Susannah Davis, a leading non-contentious building construction and engineering lawyer, to our Board of Trustees. Susannah brings with her invaluable insight and experience of the housing and development sectors, as well as fresh thinking on how we can work with industry to better connect people and communities with design and placemaking. […]

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    Guest post: The right to great design (Bristol)

    By Sarah James With great design, comes great responsibility Imagine you were designing a space for someone you love. How different would it look like and feel compared to the many faceless, large scale regeneration interventions we currently circumnavigate and even avoid lingering in? Is it a human, fundamental right to live in well-designed spaces […]

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  • Sheffield People on Place 2017

    Guest post: The right to great design (Sheffield)

    By Leo Care Democratising Design With its socialist political roots, it is perhaps no surprise that a conversation about great design in Sheffield should be focused on people and the social impact of design. Early on, the discussion touched on the importance of creating places and spaces that bring people together, support core human needs, […]

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  • Edinburgh People on Place

    The right to great design – join the conversation in Sheffield and Bristol

    After kicking off our new People on Place Series in Edinburgh in July, we’re excited to announce our next two events in the Series which will explore the right to great design. You can join the conversation on Wednesday 27 September (6:30pm) at Roco Creative Co-op in Sheffield or at the Architecture Centre, Bristol on […]

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  • EDP Design Training Manchester 2017

    Learning about and exploring the potential of design – EDP Design Training in Manchester

    On 20th and 21st June, our Empowering Design Practices project ran a two-day Design Training course (based on Buildings by Design, the longstanding course developed by The Glass-House) to support three groups who look after a historic place of worship to develop their design skills and knowledge and explore the potential of their buildings. The groups […]

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    The Glass-House is featured in a new book on the value of collaborative research

    The Glass-House is delighted to have contributed to a new book published by Policy Press and edited by academics Keri Facer and Kate Pahl entitled Valuing interdisciplinary collaborative research – Beyond impact. Part of a series showcasing research from the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Connected Communities programme, the book explores the benefits of collaborative […]

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    Guest post: The right to great design (Edinburgh)

    By Eric Dawson Why don’t we have quality places?
 What is great design?
 What makes your heart sink or sing? These, and other prompts, stimulated an open conversation as part of the 2017 Architecture Fringe. Facilitated by Sophia de Sousa from The Glass-House Community Led Design, a diverse audience explored how people and organisations can […]

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