Emerging from Lockdown

Last month, we officially came out of 16 months of restrictions linked to Covid-19. Well, sort of. As with everything […]

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Posted on Aug 4, 2021

Urban Activation in Ilford Town Centre

Sometimes, our action research creates wonderful spaces for experimentation, and our Incubating Civic Leadership* project has done just that, sowing […]

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Posted on Jul 21, 2021

GLASS-HOUSE CHATS: Community design review panels: how could they work? – Key Takeaways

(9 July 2021) Our chat on Community design review panels: how could they work? brought together a mix of designers, […]

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Posted on Jul 13, 2021

Enabling Community Urban Design Champions

On 24 June, The Glass-House ran a workshop on the principles and vocabulary of urban design for the London Forum […]

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Posted on Jul 7, 2021

GLASS-HOUSE CHATS: Building Design Engagement Capacity in Local Authorities – Key Takeaways

(11 June 2021) This month’s chat, Building Design Engagement Capacity in Local Authorities, explored how to build confidence and capacity […]

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Posted on Jun 15, 2021

GLASS-HOUSE CHATS: Digitising Design Engagement – Key Takeaways

(14 May 2021) The last year has meant a forced dive into new digital technologies for most of us, and […]

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Posted on May 20, 2021

A tapestry of participation: revisiting Arnstein’s ladder

Most of us who work in the field of placemaking are familiar with Sherry Arnstein’s Ladder of Citizen Participation, which […]

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Posted on May 10, 2021

GLASS-HOUSE CHATS: Design engagement – what does it mean? – Key Takeaways

(16 April 2021) Design engagement – what does it mean? was a Glass-House Chat session aimed at unpicking people’s perceptions […]

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Posted on Apr 21, 2021

INSPIRED Blog Series: Citizens Committee for New York City

Not long ago, my mother handed me a book and some promotional material designed by an old family friend, British […]

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Posted on Mar 22, 2021

INSPIRED Blog Series: Muslimah Sports Association

Our latest blog series is a space to celebrate projects that are championing and enabling civic leadership and cross-sector collaboration […]

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Posted on Mar 18, 2021