Reconfiguring Place think piece: empowering communities to shape housing

by Melissa Lacide How do we give communities a proactive role in shaping and delivering better quality and more sustainable […]

Melissa Lacide

Posted on Feb 14, 2020

How can American Pragmatism support community led design?

Recently, as part of the AHRC Connected Communities Bridging the Gap research project, we participated in workshops at Keele University […]

Melissa Lacide

Posted on Jun 24, 2013

Gateshead community building is our first Hosted Study Tour

Two weeks ago, on Friday 10 May we visited sustainable building project The Davidson Building, home of Gateshead Citizens Advice […]

Melissa Lacide

Posted on May 24, 2013

Visioning Sustainable Places during Green Sky Thinking week

As part of Open City’s ‘Green Sky Thinking’ week (15-19 April), we ran a breakfast workshop ‘People, Place and Value: Visioning Sustainable […]

Melissa Lacide

Posted on Apr 26, 2013

Exploring the role of churches in communities in East Yorkshire

Last Friday we met with ten clergy members at their retreat house near Skipton in the snowy picturesque Yorkshire Dales […]

Melissa Lacide

Posted on Feb 4, 2013

Enabler dialogues: ‘How can design create/enable places of value?’

Glass-House Enablers Vera Hale and Liz Kessler attended our first Enabler Dialogue session at our office in November to discuss […]

Melissa Lacide

Posted on Jan 2, 2013

“People have a lot of assets that they don’t realise they have”

“People have a lot of assets that they don’t realise they have.” – Sophia de Sousa Last week we took […]

Melissa Lacide

Posted on Dec 3, 2012

Cathays & Central Youth and Community Project

Last week we travelled to Cardiff to provide project support to Cathays & Central Youth & Community Project, a group […]

Melissa Lacide

Posted on Nov 1, 2012

Build Your Neighbourhood: how people, place and value interact

“The essence of good places comes out in what we do.” – Meredith Evans, formerly Corporate Director, Telford and Wrekin […]

Melissa Lacide

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

The Secret History of Our Streets

Over June and July the BBC aired ‘The Secret History of Our Streets’ series that was co-produced with the Open […]

Melissa Lacide

Posted on Jul 26, 2012