Does involving local people in placemaking make business sense?

“We’ve got to stop talking and start listening’, declared Guy Butler, Projects Director, Grosvenor as he opened the third debate […]

Lucia das Neves

Posted on Feb 6, 2013

Exploring the role of churches in communities in East Yorkshire

Last Friday we met with ten clergy members at their retreat house near Skipton in the snowy picturesque Yorkshire Dales […]

Melissa Lacide

Posted on Feb 4, 2013

What value do local people bring to placemaking?

The Glass-House Debate Series held annually, encourages all those with an interest in great placemaking and community led initiatives to […]

Louise Dredge

Posted on Nov 22, 2012

If crap places kill people, what can great places do?

“Crap places kill people.” Christopher Rowe, a Church of Scotland Minister and resident of one of Glasgow’s most impoverished areas […]

Louise Dredge

Posted on Oct 12, 2012

Debate round-up: How can great places create value for local people?

‘How can great places create value for local people?’ was the question posed at the first debate in our national […]

Louise Dredge

Posted on Sep 18, 2012

The show’s over… let the legacy begin

Monday’s London parade marked the end of our Olympic summer.  I think that all said, we Brits are pretty pleased […]

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on Sep 13, 2012

A crisis in housing and transport: what about placemaking?

Two news items caught my eye yesterday.  One was the much commented on statement of Housing Minister Grant Shapps, that […]

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on Aug 21, 2012

Hastings Pier and White Rock Trust: Successful Funding Bid

The Glass-House was delighted to hear this morning that Hastings Pier and White Rock Trust (HPWRT) have been successful in […]

Hannah Gibbs

Posted on May 10, 2011