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

Lessons from Minamisanriku: The sea as a resource

Can preventative infrastructure compromise the quality and livelihood of a place? Minamisanriku has an economy that is based primarily on […]

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on May 11, 2015

To a More Ambitious Place: Is our view of place too short-sighted? Think piece #1

By Katy Hawkins Today we continue to see a trend of one mega structure replaced by another; we go from […]

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Posted on Feb 6, 2015

To a More Ambitious Place: Is our view of place too short-sighted? Think piece #2

By Cleo Newcombe-Jones If places are designed to be both people-centric and environmentally resilient it’s difficult to be too short-sighted. […]

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Posted on Feb 6, 2015

Should we build less and reuse more? A round-up of the Bristol debate

Should we build less and reuse more? The answer to this question might seem obvious in an age when the […]

Louise Dredge

Posted on Feb 6, 2014

Place Potential Think Piece Series: Should we build less and reuse more? #3

By Liz Crisp It seems crazy to be writing a blog about whether or not it’s better to build or […]

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Posted on Jan 3, 2014

Visioning Sustainable Places during Green Sky Thinking week

As part of Open City’s ‘Green Sky Thinking’ week (15-19 April), we ran a breakfast workshop ‘People, Place and Value: Visioning Sustainable […]

Melissa Lacide

Posted on Apr 26, 2013

What would a sustainable city look like?

Green Sky Thinking Week held from 17-21 September was set up by Open City to highlight green expertise in the […]

Louise Dredge

Posted on Sep 20, 2012

London debate, the final in our Sustainable Community Building series

We recently finished our Sustainable Community: Refurbishment vs New Build debate series at The Abbey Centre in London on 15 […]

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Posted on Mar 24, 2011

The Sustainable Community Building: Refurbishment vs New Build, Newcastle Debate

By Jaina Patel The third debate in our lively  series took place in Newcastle on Tuesday 22 March at Northern […]

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Posted on Mar 4, 2011