• Enabler Voices: Inspiration at the end of a roller-coaster journey

    By Tina Gough What a delight it was for me to see Gateshead Citizens Advice Bureau settled in their brand new home. This Hosted Tour organised by The Glass-House and Gateshead CAB allowed me, as one of their enablers, to see just how far Gateshead CAB has travelled (a long way) since my first involvement […]

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  • Unlocking the value hidden in communities at CLT conference next week

    On Wednesday 12 June, the National CLT Network is hosting the 2013 Community Land Trusts Conference at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham. This year the conference focuses on partnerships and collaboration and how to build a flourishing CLT movement across England, in both our villages and our cities. The event is a fantastic learning […]

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  • Enabler Voices: A journey of design and community at Gamlingay Eco Hub

    By Stephen Smith The Glass-House recently re-visited an ‘old friend’ for a very special hosted study tour: the Gamlingay Eco-Hub. This pioneering community centre was an early beneficiary of Glass-House project support in 2005 and was completed in 2012. Located on the edge of the village, the entrance frames a view to a new wind […]

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  • Gateshead community building is our first Hosted Study Tour

    Two weeks ago, on Friday 10 May we visited sustainable building project The Davidson Building, home of Gateshead Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) for the first of our Hosted Study Tours, a new peer mentoring activity to enable Glass-House beneficiaries (and clients) to showcase their achievements while supporting other groups in their community led design journey. […]

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  • New online network Community Design Exchange launches

    By Katerina Alexiou & Theodore Zamenopoulos (Open University research partners) The Open University in collaboration with The Glass-House Community Led Design have developed a new site for individuals and groups involved in local placemaking projects called Community Design Exchange (CDE). CDE is a gallery and social network site specially developed in order to directly source […]

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  • “People have a lot of assets that they don’t realise they have”

    “People have a lot of assets that they don’t realise they have.” – Sophia de Sousa Last week we took part in the Open University’s Valuing Community Led Design workshop, a research project in which The Glass-House is a partner. The participants were a mix of community group representatives, professionals and academics all interested in, […]

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  • New life in Fountainbridge

    Earlier in November we supported a fantastic group who have come together to create a vision to breathe new life into Fountainbridge, a canalside area near the centre of Edinburgh with a rich industrial history. The Glass-House ran a one-day workshop for the Fountainbridge Canalside Initiative, a group made up of local residents and organisations […]

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  • What value do local people bring to placemaking?

    The Glass-House Debate Series held annually, encourages all those with an interest in great placemaking and community led initiatives to engage in a open, honest dialogue, to share their stories and listen to the experiences of others. For the second debate in this year’s series, our chair Josef Ransley (a community leader, and district councillor […]

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  • Cathays & Central Youth and Community Project

    Last week we travelled to Cardiff to provide project support to Cathays & Central Youth & Community Project, a group who want to transform their community centre and maximise use of the whole site, some of which is vacant or not fit for purpose. While exploring the community centre with the group we were delighted […]

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  • Danish ‘Think Space’ about community projects

    “The free thought is the best toy in the world.” – Erik Clausen We were pleased to accept an invitation to speak about The Glass-House’s role as an enabler of Community Led Design at the 2nd annual Think Space conference in Copenhagen, organised by Danish meanwhile use champions Givrum.nu. Over three days, 350 regeneration practitioners, […]

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