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 […]
What’s Vital Now? Keeping it local with Holly Dyas
By Holly Dyas Back in November 2019, I attended a Glass-House Reconfiguring Place workshop that discussed how Blackpool’s high street […]
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.
Callout brief: What’s Vital Now?
Reconfiguring Place: “What’s Vital Now?” Due to the current pandemic, the final event in The Glass-House 2019/20 WE design series, […]
WE design in Blackpool: seeking places to connect
By Myra Stuart On 27th November 2019 we partnered with Historic England and The Open University for Reconfiguring Place: High Streets, […]
WE design in Glasgow: ‘I’ll talk to my neighbours more!’
By Grace Crannis On 17 October 2019, we partnered with Civic House for Reconfiguring Place: Intergenerational Cities, the first in our 2019/20 […]
Place, poverty, inequality and possibility on the high street
By Myra Stuart The interplay between place, social networks and life chances is a crucial, and one that is frequently […]
Lessons from Minamisanriku: Houses or shops?
How can new housing be built in a way that ensures it is supported by local infrastructure? While in Minamisanriku, […]
What is the role of the built environment in the future of our High Streets?
Last week, Louise and I had the pleasure of taking part in High Street Camp, an ‘unconference’ which brought together […]
Reflections on the Portas Review
The Portas Review, an independent review into the future of our high streets by Queen of Shops Mary Portas was […]