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19.12.2023

Cost-of-living crisis: Should housing associations play the role of more than just a landlord?

Liz Griffiths, Account Director, shares her views on the vital role of housing associations in the cost of living crisis....

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28.09.2023

Creating Conversations

We’re very excited to launch Grasshopper’s new insights series – Creating Conversations – which brings together industry experts to talk...

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27.06.2023

What is good design?

This could be deemed as a subjective question, but perhaps in fact, you can measure what good design is by...

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12.05.2023

Why is good communication important for housing associations?

According to Shelter there are 89,000 people waiting for an affordable home in Wales and 1.2 million in England. The...

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07.03.2023

RTPI: Bringing benefits to communities

Hannah presented to the RTPI on community benefit and how benefit funds, social value and community ownership of energy projects...

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01.03.2023

Supercharging community engagement

While attending a consultation event recently, I found myself on the ‘other side’ for the first time. The experience was...

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01.03.2023

What makes a sustainable place? Building communities into development plans

With house building still dominating the development agenda, considering and providing for community is as important to placemaking as ever....

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13.12.2022

Using words to inspire: an introduction to framing

Click here to view Framing Best Practice Guide

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10.10.2022

Chatting about community engagement with Young Planners Cymru

Last week we gathered with Arup, Planning Aid and Young Planners Cymru for a session on how community engagement plays...

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05.10.2022

Let’s talk about retrofit: communicating home decarbonisation

Entering its third year of funding, the Welsh Government’s Optimised Retrofit programme really has been leading the way in tackling...

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Grasshopper Communications Director, Clare Jones, takes a selfie in front of a large, red Welsh Dragon sculpture
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30.08.2022

Cymraeg at Grasshopper: From Beginner to Fluent

It all started with a ‘Bore Da’… Wales is our home – it’s where we started, where most of our...

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09.08.2022

Life in the Slow Lane: Everyday Sustainability

Sometimes it’s daunting to think about our role in the climate crisis – but the smallest things make a difference....

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