New Year’s resolutions for housing

In recent weeks, various stories and statistics in the press have evidenced that tackling our housing crisis is not as […]

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on Jan 5, 2018

Guest post: The right to great design (Bristol)

By Sarah James With great design, comes great responsibility Imagine you were designing a space for someone you love. How […]

Guest Author

Posted on Nov 30, 2017

Guest post: The right to great design (Sheffield)

By Leo Care Democratising Design With its socialist political roots, it is perhaps no surprise that a conversation about great […]

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Posted on Oct 10, 2017

Learning about and exploring the potential of design – EDP Design Training in Manchester

On 20th and 21st June, our Empowering Design Practices project ran a two-day Design Training course (based on Buildings by Design, […]

Louise Dredge

Posted on Aug 3, 2017

Guest post: The right to great design (Edinburgh)

By Eric Dawson Why don’t we have quality places?
 What is great design?
 What makes your heart sink or sing? […]

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Posted on Jul 27, 2017

Get inspired by Alder Hey in the Park

I recently visited Alder Hey in the Park, a new children’s hospital in Liverpool, and was hugely impressed by their […]

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on May 11, 2017

Place: a shared responsibility? Nottingham responds..

For our first ever debate in Nottingham, held on Wednesday 3 February, we discussed the question: ‘Place: a shared responsibility?’. […]

Louise Dredge

Posted on Feb 4, 2016

Place: a shared responsibility? Think piece #2

By Martin Valentine Leading by example When I decided to set up Positive Homes, it was with a rather lofty […]

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Posted on Feb 1, 2016

Podcast / Place: the sum of parts?

On 11 November, we held our first ever Manchester debate, exploring the question – Place: the sum of parts? Our […]

Louise Dredge

Posted on Nov 24, 2015

Place: the sum of parts? Manchester Debate round up

Last week we continued our Debate Series, A Place for Everyone?, with the question Place: the sum of parts? in […]

Lucia das Neves

Posted on Nov 16, 2015