About this Session

Covid has changed our views on what we want and need from the places around us and has exposed deep divisions and inequalities. However, it has also shone a light on the resilience and generosity within our communities, and on the role that each of us can play in the collective good.

There is a growing shared sense of wanting to get back to work, but also the feeling that we shouldn’t just go back to business as usual. We have been handed a sort of reset button, and we must make courageous decisions about what happens next to create more equitable and sustainable places for the future.

This will take inspired leadership and a shared spirit of experimentation and collaboration across all sectors. It will take us all rolling up our sleeves, putting our collective tools and assets on the table, putting our heads together to align and use our collective wealth and resources a little differently. *

This session will bring people together to explore the opportunities and challenges of cross-sector collaboration in placemaking in practice, looking beyond the ideal to exploring the nuts and bolts of how we can make it work.

* Excerpt from Enabling collaborative placemaking: a post-Covid imperative, written by Sophia de Sousa for the  Future Place blog series

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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.