Learning from community open spaces: Spaces by Design with Wandle Housing Association tenants and staff

Designing and managing public space is complex work, and often spaces are established or improved, only to find that after […]

Maja Luna Jorgensen

Posted on Nov 17, 2015

Visioning Sustainable Places during Green Sky Thinking week

As part of Open City’s ‘Green Sky Thinking’ week (15-19 April), we ran a breakfast workshop ‘People, Place and Value: Visioning Sustainable […]

Melissa Lacide

Posted on Apr 26, 2013

New life in Fountainbridge

Earlier in November we supported a fantastic group who have come together to create a vision to breathe new life […]

Maja Luna Jorgensen

Posted on Nov 28, 2012

Enabler Voices: ‘What value do local people bring to placemaking?’

By Richard Crutchley, Glass-House Enabler Google ‘Andover Estate’ and you’ll find a relentless list of negative outpourings about this sprawling […]

Guest Author

Posted on Nov 15, 2012

Build Your Neighbourhood: how people, place and value interact

“The essence of good places comes out in what we do.” – Meredith Evans, formerly Corporate Director, Telford and Wrekin […]

Melissa Lacide

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

What would a sustainable city look like?

Green Sky Thinking Week held from 17-21 September was set up by Open City to highlight green expertise in the […]

Louise Dredge

Posted on Sep 20, 2012

A crisis in housing and transport: what about placemaking?

Two news items caught my eye yesterday.  One was the much commented on statement of Housing Minister Grant Shapps, that […]

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on Aug 21, 2012

Marple Wharf – revitalising the waterfront

Over the past few months we’ve supported the Marple Civic Society and Marple Vision Partnership to develop their plans to bring […]

Maja Luna Jorgensen

Posted on Jun 1, 2012

Training for Housing Association Design Review Panels

We were recently commissioned by First Wessex Housing Association in Southampton to deliver a two-day training course for members of […]

Hannah Gibbs

Posted on May 16, 2012

Neighbourhoods by Design: Designing change

Neighbourhoods by Design, one of our longest-running design training courses, has undergone a re-vamp of late. The Design Training course […]

Maja Luna Jorgensen

Posted on May 10, 2012