• Homes and Housing: upcoming events

    Housing Development Conference and Exhibition, 4-5 July 2013 at University of Warwick An opportunity from the National Housing Federation, to get informed about the latest policy changes and share and explore best practice on delivering housing in the future. Speakers include Graham Duncan from the Department for Communities and Local Government; Richard Hill of the […]

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  • Building community through theatre making at the New Vic Theatre

    How would you start to rebuild your community when almost everything and everyone has been lost? On 4 June, three of us Glass-House staff took part in an immersive, challenging and exhilarating workshop at the New Vic Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme led by the wonderful team from New Vic Borderlines, an award-winning initiative that uses […]

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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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  • Why Places Matter – new booklet for local councils and communities

    We’re delighted to share with you a new booklet we have contributed to – Why Places Matter – which makes the case for giving communities a voice in shaping their places. Produced by Living Streets with the People and Places Coalition, of which The Glass-House is a member, the booklet is being sent to all […]

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  • People, place and value: the golden triangle?

    The day after our debate ‘People, place and value: the golden triangle?’ I spent the afternoon at Goldsmiths Community Centre (in Grove Park, South London) with some of the centre’s members and I was struck by the value of this group of people to their place, and the value of their place to them. ‘Place […]

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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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  • If crap places kill people, what can great places do?

    “Crap places kill people.” Christopher Rowe, a Church of Scotland Minister and resident of one of Glasgow’s most impoverished areas made a searingly honest and powerful statement at the first of our Putting People in their Place debates in Glasgow this week. We asked our audience and speakers Rowe, Brian Evans and Christopher Breslin, to […]

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  • What would a sustainable city look like?

    Green Sky Thinking Week held from 17-21 September was set up by Open City to highlight green expertise in the built environment and encourage deeper collaboration for sustainable development between industry sectors. The theme for 2012 was ‘Mapping Sustainable London’ which sought to highlight and unpack best practice and thinking in how a sustainable city […]

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  • Debate round-up: How can great places create value for local people?

    ‘How can great places create value for local people?’ was the question posed at the first debate in our national series Putting People in their Place in partnership with The Academy of Urbanism, held in Glasgow on Wednesday 10 October 2012. The setting was an old covered market in Glasgow’s Barras area (Barras Art & […]

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  • Glass-House supported project wins design award

    We were delighted to hear that Gamlingay Eco Hub, an early project supported by The Glass-House has won a major award for its innovative and green design. At the Architect of the Year 2012 Awards, civic Architects, the designers of the new space received the Environmental Excellence Award. For ten years this south Cambridgeshire community […]

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