Sophia de Sousa AoU, Chief Executive, The Glass-House Community Led Design

Sophia de Sousa AoU Chief Executive, The Glass-House Community Led Design

Sophia de Sousa AoU
Chief Executive, The Glass-House Community Led Design

Workshop: Urban Democracy – Day Two @ 14:00

As Chief Executive at The Glass-House Community Led Design since 2005, Sophia is committed to the charity’s mission to raise the standard of placemaking through public participation and leadership in the design of buildings, spaces, housing and neighbourhoods. She works to ensure that such community participation and leadership is not a token gesture, but a valuable means of informing good, inclusive, sustainable design that benefits local people and that leads to the long-term improvement of neighbourhoods.

Sophia is an advocate and enabler of community led, participatory and co-design practice and research, and is committed to interdisciplinary working and cross-sector partnerships. Sophia sits on a number of advisory groups and panels, including the Historic England Urban Panel and the Civic Voice Design Awards panel, and has extensive experience in hands-on delivery of training and support to community groups and professionals to enable collaborative placemaking.