Resources for building, space, place and communtiies

The resources pages contain a mixture of useful downloads, publications such as fact sheets and toolkits, which may be able to support you or help you better understand community led design.

There is a huge amount to consider when taking part in any built environment project and without the relevant information this can be a daunting task. The Glass-House can help at any stage.

Just some of the resources that may assist in an Intergenerational Setting include

Resources for Neighbourhood Projects
Neighbourhood Prompt Questions
This sheet can be used by local people to start an assessment of their neighbourhood. The questions are aimed at prompting discussion about what is working and not working in the built environment of the neighbourhood. In the past, groups we have worked with have used the questions at community open days to kick start a neighbourhood regeneration scheme.

Why Places Matter
Produced by Living Streets with the People and Places Coalition, of which The Glass-House is a member, the booklet offers a practical manifesto for councillors and communities on how they can transform the places where they live, and signposts to useful information and tools to help communities and local councils work together effectively to shape their neighbourhoods.

CABE: It’s our space: a guide for community groups working to improve public space
A guide to help anyone involved in a public space project for the first time. Providing examples of out door spaces designed and created by community groups, highlighting the pros and cons of each project.

Sensory Trust: Inclusive play
This summary guide provides an overview for inclusive design of children’s play areas, identifying who the space should be designed for and issues that may arise during the design process.

CABE: It’s our space: a guide for community groups working to improve public space
A guide to help anyone involved in a public space project for the first time. Providing examples of out door spaces designed and created by community groups, highlighting the pros and cons of each project.