• Enabler Voices: ‘What value do local people bring to placemaking?’

    By Richard Crutchley, Glass-House Enabler Google ‘Andover Estate’ and you’ll find a relentless list of negative outpourings about this sprawling but dense Council estate north of the Seven Sisters Road – police, assaults, witnesses, drugs, gangs, fear, murder.  You might find that Ann Widdecombe spent a night or two on the estate in 2006 and […]

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  • Gamlingay Eco Hub: Community’s dream is realised

    By Vera Hale On Friday, 23rd March, The Rt Hon Andrew Lansley MP, Secretary of State for Health and South Cambridgeshire’s MP, officially opened the newly refurbished Gamlingay Eco Hub. The new community centre is one of the early projects to receive support from The Glass-House, and throughout its development has been a true community […]

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  • Guest Blog: Building Consensus in Oxford on Leap Day!

    By Stephen Smith The Glass-House marked Leap Day with a workshop at Cutteslowe Community Centre in Oxford. Chief Executive Sophia de Sousa was joined by Glass-House Enabler Stephen Smith of Wright & Wright Architects and research partners from the Open University. Located at a seemingly commonplace residential edge; several complex contextual emerged – the sense […]

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  • Spaces by Design, Dunblane – September 2010

    – Arranged in collaboration with Development Trust Association Scotland – Delivered by Bureau – Design + Research (BDR) 8 & 9th September 2010 Braeport Centre, Dunblane Participating groups: – Artlink, Edinburgh Royal Hospital – Dunblane Development Trust – Glenkens Community and Arts Trust – Walkerburn Community Development Trust Spaces by Design is one of a […]

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  • Glass-House Neighbourhoods Study Tour in London

    Last Wednesday, for the first of our Study Tours under the new Building Community Consortium programme, we took 6 groups based in London on a tour of 2 neighbourhoods to give them ideas and inspiration for their community led projects. These groups ranged from Transition Towns groups to co-operatives and people working to improve an […]

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  • Opening of Gamlingay Eco Hub

    London debate, the final in our Sustainable Community Building series

    We recently finished our Sustainable Community: Refurbishment vs New Build debate series at The Abbey Centre in London on 15 March 2011. We were delighted with the panellists presentations and thought provoking discussion from the audience. Throughout the series audiences have focussed on everything from capacity building to the political, social and economic implications of […]

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  • The Sustainable Community Building: Refurbishment vs New Build, Newcastle Debate

    By Jaina Patel The third debate in our lively  series took place in Newcastle on Tuesday 22 March at Northern Stage, we were fortunate to once again have a diverse and interesting panel of speakers who shared their thoughts and experiences on the subject. Our panel of speakers were Christine Morrison, North East Coordinator, Community […]

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  • New Start/ CLES Launch

    Last night a couple of us (Hannah Gibbs, Project Support Officer and Jaina Patel, Marketing and Communications Manager) attended the CLES NewStart Launch event in London. We heard about the new online services that they are setting up together which aims to support all of us working in the regeneration sector through case studies, research […]

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  • Manningham Mills Community Centre

    Cardiff debate – The Sustainable Community Building: Refurbishment vs New Build

    By Jaina Patel The second debate in our series took place at Chapter in Cardiff on Thursday 25 November 2010. Once again the panellists and audience members raised and discussed a range of issues relating to the sustainability of the community building in the contexts of new builds and refurbishments. Our panel of speakers in […]

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  • Edinburgh debate: The Sustainable Community Building: Refurbishment vs New Build

    By Jaina Patel On Thursday 21st October 2010 The Glass-House and partner organisations held a lively and interactive debate in Edinburgh looking the sustainability of the community building in the contexts of new builds and refurbishments. The debate was the first in series of 4 taking place across the UK over the coming months. Our […]

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