A citizen’s perspective on enabling public power

Over the last year and a half of lockdown, with varying restrictions and changes to how we work and travel, […]

Deborah Ajia

Posted on Jul 29, 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 […]

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on Jul 21, 2021

UCL Student Research: “Best practice recommendations for participatory planning post-Covid-19”

As a group of planning students from UCL, we worked alongside The Glass-House in our module, Participatory Urban Planning, to consider how […]

Guest Author

Posted on Jul 14, 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 […]

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on Jul 7, 2021

Gaming with The Willow on Broadwaters: using play and technology to talk about design

On Tuesday 29 June, The Glass-House was invited to deliver our first in-person workshop this  year to a group of […]

Elly Mead

Posted on Jul 5, 2021

Play streets for covid recovery: Placing children and playing streets at the heart of recovery

In March, I attended Playing Out’s event – Play Streets for Covid Recovery. The insightful event focused on how we […]

Deborah Ajia

Posted on Jun 18, 2021

Co-designing shared community space: Play as a Design Tool with Dr Kate Langham

Community engagement in the urban design process requires collaborative approaches that can build effective dialogue to develop a shared understanding of places, […]

Guest Author

Posted on May 18, 2021

Sheffield School of Architecture Workshop: Exploring digital tools for creative engagement

By Elly Mead and Deborah Ajia The Glass-House was recently invited by the Sheffield School of Architecture (SSoA) to deliver […]

Elly Mead Deborah Ajia

Posted on May 12, 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 […]

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on May 10, 2021

Co-Design in The Time of Covid: The digital shift of participation and placemaking

On Thursday 25 March, we hosted Co-Design in The Time of Covid, our final event in our We Design 20/2021 […]

Deborah Ajia

Posted on Mar 31, 2021