People Shaping Place

In October 2023, The Glass-House and our colleague Prof Theo Zamenopoulos from The Open University collaborated with the Holborn Community […]

Guest Author

Posted on Feb 9, 2024

Connecting the Community Champions

In November 2023, The Glass-House and our colleague Vera Hale from The Open university went to visit the Chichester Community […]

Guest Author

Posted on Feb 2, 2024

Co-designing Place Quality and Place Equity

Back in 2007, The Glass-House produced a series of postcards aimed at stimulating discussion around what we saw as inequities […]

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on Sep 26, 2023

Collaboration is the Key to Community Building

Claire Robinson, Partnerships Director at Chichester Community Development Trust, writes about CCDT’s experience and learning.

Guest Author

Posted on Aug 25, 2023

Exploring Community Design Groups & Review Panels

In the fourth blog of this series, we explore the differences between scheme-based vs place-based conversations.

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on Dec 15, 2022

Building an Infrastructure for Collaboration

The notion of an ‘infrastructure for collaboration’ is not a new idea, and came into the ethos of The Glass-House […]

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on Dec 1, 2022

Design Training Workshop: Homes & Neighbourhoods by Design

On Saturday 19 November, The Glass-House delivered a full-day, in-person Design Training workshop, which was an introductory session from our […]

Jake Stephenson-Bartley

Posted on Nov 29, 2022

The Role of Effective Community Design Engagement Strategies

Setting a design engagement strategy starts with a commitment to investing sufficient time, research, conversations and planning to explore and […]

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on Nov 24, 2022

Unpicking Design Engagement

What The Glass-House refers to as “design engagement” is often quite different from the standard consultation we see on most […]

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on Nov 17, 2022

Engaging Communities in Design Decision Making

In the past few months, we’ve had some interesting conversations within communities, with local authorities, with designers and a range […]

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on Nov 10, 2022