• Life in public spaces for all

    We were thrilled to be invited to Manchester to speak at the UK Urban Ageing Network as part of their day-long seminar about the built environment’s impact and potential on older people. The network is part of WHO’s global Age-Friendly Cities network, which supports over 135 cities worldwide to explore and embed policy and practice […]

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  • Granville New Homes Study Visit: September 2013

    Maja Luna Jorgensen, Strategic Projects Manager at The Glass-House: Our day-long study visit and workshop to Granville New Homes on 17th September 2013 provided the opportunity for a mixed group of practitioners from the housing association sector to learn from best practice in community engagement and design. In partnership with Brent Council and Brent Housing […]

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  • Building knowledge in architects with RIBA CPD

    We’re halfway through our series of 13 CPD seminars ‘Where people live: Tools for engaging communities in the design process’ that we’re delivering for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) across England, and I’d like to share some of the learning so far. In our 2.5hr seminar we’ve engaged architects in Nottingham, Gateshead, London, […]

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  • Love and placemaking..

    Intrinsic to everything we do at The Glass-House is the idea that people are at the heart of places, and through our annual Debates Series we create a space for people to explore and challenge their views and involvement in placemaking. At our recent debate in Liverpool the stand-out comment for me, which came from […]

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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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  • 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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  • Marple Wharf – revitalising the waterfront

    Over the past few months we’ve supported the Marple Civic Society and Marple Vision Partnership to develop their plans to bring historic Marple Wharf back into community use. Building on their work to create a vision for the town, the group wanted to draw on local knowledge to inform the future of the wharf and approached […]

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  • Neighbourhoods by Design: Designing change

    Neighbourhoods by Design, one of our longest-running design training courses, has undergone a re-vamp of late. The Design Training course is a whistle-stop introduction to urban design and gives participants the chance to develop their community neighbourhood project. Despite the name, urban design applies to anywhere people live, including urban, suburban, town and rural settings […]

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  • A+DS & CLES event, 28 June 2011 Manchester

    Hannah and I were invited to take part in an event arranged and run jointly by Architecture+Design Scotland (A+DS) and Centre for Local Economy Strategies (CLES) in Manchester. The event brought together council officers, practicing designers and representatives from Third Sector Organisations to build on the learning from a number of workshops A+DS and CLES have run on […]

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