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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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  • Lessons from Minamisanriku: Houses or shops?

    How can new housing be built in a way that ensures it is supported by local infrastructure? While in Minamisanriku, we were shown a video of the tsunami hitting the area of Utatsu, taken by a local resident on his phone. It is not easy to watch. Most striking are both the noise and the […]

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  • What is the role of the built environment in the future of our High Streets?

    Last week, Louise and I had the pleasure of taking part in High Street Camp, an ‘unconference’ which brought together a diverse group of people from community representatives to regeneration professionals, to explore the future of our town centres and to share ideas and experience to address some of the key issues involved. We ran […]

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  • Reflections on the Portas Review

    The Portas Review, an independent review into the future of our high streets by Queen of Shops Mary Portas was published recently and made for a thought-provoking read. The review is incredibly relevant to the work of The Glass-House and the groups we support. One of the main areas of focus is just how important […]

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