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    London Borough of Redbridge Growth Commission Launched

    The London Borough of Redbridge has recently launched its independent Growth Commission, after agreeing with its residents to take on a ‘Brave New Towns’ approach, which will help grow the borough in a balanced and sustainable way.  Our Chief Executive Sophia has been appointed as the Commission Chair.  Established to help understand how to shape […]

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  • Private or Public? Searching for Accessible and Inclusive Spaces in London

    By Martha Isaacs One bright Saturday afternoon, I visited the famous Borough Market in Southwark. The swarms of people diving for vegetable dumplings, spinach pastries and head-sized meringues in the eighteenth century marketplace created animation and liveliness, and I marvelled at the bustling pedestrian activity. My dreams of walkable, dense urban centres far from the […]

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  • Bollards and Breweries: Learning with the Shad Thames Area Management Partnership

    By Martha Isaacs Since my arrival as an Intern at The Glass-House Community Led Design, I have heard the term ‘place’ constantly, with my colleagues referencing past projects in placemaking, preparing for discussions about how to improve the built environment, and speaking of the dynamic places in London that comprise a complex urban centre. Throughout […]

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  • Place Potential Think Piece Series: Can housing be a catalyst for great places? #3

    By Emily Read ‘We expect too much of new buildings, and too little of ourselves.’ Jane Jacobs As we know, London faces the major challenge of housing a rapidly expanding population whilst ensuring a legacy successful new neighbourhoods for Londoners to be proud of. With the weight of the economic crisis beginning to lift, it […]

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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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