For this season of Glass-House chats, we’ve taken inspiration for the Chat topics from our previous attendees and the latest trends and debate in the fields of design and placemaking. If you’d like to contribute, please email with your suggestions.

About this Session

Some people and organisations are more willing than others to invest in design engagement that brings together diverse stakeholders and user groups to shape the vision, brief and design of our shared spaces. How can we best convince those in positions of power to dedicate the time and budgets required to develop meaningful design engagement strategies and programmes? 

At this Chat, we will be exploring how we can best champion inclusive design processes, and the tools that will help us make persuasive arguments for investment in meaningful design engagement.  

Please book tickets for this session here.

About the Series

Glass-House Chats is a safe space to ask questions, explore ideas, approaches and methods, share learning and make connections. These are free sessions, conceived for local authority officers but open to all who are interested, to help build confidence and capacity in the sectors to engage communities in design and placemaking

The sessions will be chaired by The Glass-House Chief Executive Sophia de Sousa, who will briefly introduce the theme and then open the floor for an informal and open discussion among participants.

To ensure space for meaningful discussion, places are limited to a small group. Key discussion points will be collated and shared after each session.