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 […]

Guest Author

Posted on Jul 10, 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.

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on Jun 9, 2020

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, […]

Grace Crannis

Posted on May 4, 2020

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, […]

Myra Stuart

Posted on Dec 4, 2019

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 […]

Grace Crannis

Posted on Oct 23, 2019

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 […]

Myra Stuart

Posted on Jul 26, 2019

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, […]

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on May 8, 2015

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 […]

Hannah Gibbs

Posted on May 29, 2012

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 […]

Hannah Gibbs

Posted on Jan 9, 2012