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Should we build less and reuse more?

February 5, 2014 @ 18:00 - 20:00 GMT


Partnering with the Glass-House Community Led Design debates.

Can we work collaboratively to do more with our existing built fabric? What would our places and spaces look like if we reused more? How does creative reuse contribute to a sustainable future?

Through the reuse and reinvention of its industrial heritage, Bristol has demonstrated how innovation in design and the passion of local people can reinvigorate a city, while retaining its inherent character and history. Our three speakers will tell us about their experiences of reuse and innovation and the value of working collaboratively to improve our built environment.

Join us in Bristol on Wednesday 5 February 2014 to hear three passionate and diverse voices and add your voice to this important debate.

Should we build less and reuse more?

With an introduction from George Ferguson CBE, Mayor of Bristol

Chris Chalkley, Chairman, The Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft
Kieran Lilley, Senior Associate, Stride Treglown
Gavin Bridge, Director, Cubex Land
Chair: Sophia de Sousa AoU, Chief Executive, The Glass-House Community Led Design

For post debate round-up and comments: theglasshouse.org.uk/blog

Free to register online



Place Potential
The Glass-House Debate Series 2013/14 Place Potential asks how we can unlock the potential of people and place through collaboration. We will explore the place potential of key themes: health and wellbeing, young people, creative reuse and housing. With debates in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Bristol and London, this year’s series will create a national conversation to influence great placemaking and inspire more empowered, active citizens.


February 5, 2014
18:00 - 20:00 GMT


8 Fitzroy Street
London, W1T 4BJ United Kingdom
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