We invite you to join us at Harnessing the Elements: Towards Zero-carbon Neighbourhoods. This is the second event in the 2020/21 Glass-House WEdesign event series, Co-designing Sustainable Places.

This event, in collaboration with The University of Sheffield School of Architecture’s Live Works, will use the universal elements of earth, air, fire and water as themes for creative co-design activities to explore how we can activate both citizens and the different sectors as collaborative placemakers. Using the area around London Road in Sheffield as a starting point for discussion, we’ll explore how local placemaking can be informed by and drive forward the zero-carbon agenda. 

This Glass-House WEdesign event will be an active space, where students, practitioners, policy-makers and citizens work together with The Glass-House and with students and tutors from University of Sheffield School of Architecture to explore and co-design creative methods of engagement around the zero-carbon agenda.

We’ll consider how socially distanced and digital approaches can help keep the clean air conversation alive while the world faces our global pandemic, and how we might integrate these approaches with face-to face activities in the future.  

 This is a free event, but places are limited. Please register here to secure your place.

This online event will be an interactive, creative space for collaboration and co-design activities that responds to current social distancing measures.

About the Series

Co-designing Sustainable Places explores issues and co-design propositions for reshaping our neighbourhoods within the context of our climate emergency, the Covid-19 Pandemic and place-based inequalities. 

This year, our WEdesign event series is a little different, and will bring people together to innovate and test new ways of working collaboratively and creatively through a range of both digital and more traditional co-design tools and techniques. 

The Glass-House is working with academics and students around the country to co-design and co-facilitate these free interactive online events that bring together community activists, practitioners, students, researchers, academics, policy makers, voluntary, public and private sector professionals and representatives from the design, housing and development industries.