• WE design in Glasgow: bringing intergenerational living to the boil

    As part of our WE design event series, The Glass-House invited participants who attended our first event in Glasgow on 7 October 2019 to share their thoughts and reflections with us.    By Brian Proudfoot Last month, I had the pleasure of working with The Glass-House in facilitating the Reconfiguring Place: Intergenerational Cities event within […]

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  • WE design in Glasgow: ‘I’ll talk to my neighbours more!’

    By Grace Crannis On 17 October 2019, we partnered with Civic House for Reconfiguring Place: Intergenerational Cities, the first in our 2019/20 event series, to explore how we can consider all ages in placemaking. Located in Speirs Locks, north Glasgow, Civic House is a space that supports creative learning and socially engaged approaches to city making.   […]

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  • Place, poverty, inequality and possibility on the high street

    By Myra Stuart The interplay between place, social networks and life chances is a crucial, and one that is frequently underplayed in strategies to tackle poverty. Places, their connections and services can have a huge impact on the life chances of the people who live there, and high streets can be a crucial ‘make or […]

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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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