‘Sense of Belonging and Togetherness’ – Creating Better Neighbourhoods

As part of Quality of Life Foundation‘s Sense of Belonging and Togetherness Panel Discussion our Chief Executive Sophia was posed […]

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Posted on Sep 3, 2020

Reopening high streets safely – and strategically

On Friday morning, I was asked to speak on BBC Surrey Breakfast Radio about how places can use the new MHCLG Reopening High Streets Safely Fund to help bring their communities out of lockdown.

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Posted on Jun 9, 2020

Reclaiming Streets for People

The city of Milan recently announced that they are radically rethinking how movement around their city centre will work in […]

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Posted on May 7, 2020

Taking co-design online

By Grace Crannis & Sophia de Sousa Like everyone, we at The Glass-House are grappling with how we can carry […]

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Posted on Apr 3, 2020

Making communities stronger through collaboration and sharing

By Sophia de Sousa For some time, The Glass-House has been interested in the concept of the collaborative economy and […]

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Posted on Mar 30, 2020

EDP Live: celebrating community-led design in historic places of worship

By Sophia de Sousa and Katerina Alexiou On 12 February, 2020, The Empowering Design Practices research team gathered with partners […]

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Posted on Mar 10, 2020

Co-designing a co-design workshop

The reinvention of a Glass-House stalwart: Design by Consensus By Grace Crannis, Sophia de Sousa and Myra Stuart   “Co-designing […]

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Posted on Jul 4, 2019

Mobilising change: a space for reflection and sharing

By Sophia de Sousa Mobilising change: towards collaborative placemaking, the final event in our 2018/19 WE design series, took place […]

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Posted on Apr 5, 2019

New Year’s resolutions for housing

In recent weeks, various stories and statistics in the press have evidenced that tackling our housing crisis is not as […]

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Posted on Jan 5, 2018

The Glass-House response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy

Much has been said and written about the tragedy at Grenfell Tower in the last few days. As a nation […]

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Posted on Jun 19, 2017