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Born in Wigan, Lancashire, John Kinsley moved to Scotland in 1995 to develop sustainable design at RMJM Architects. After ten years designing and building the Scottish Parliament, he set up John Kinsley Architects in 2016. In 2018 we were awarded Practice of the Year at the Scottish Design Awards. Our collective custom built tenement project in Portobello, which he will be talking about today, has generated considerable interest since its completion last year, winning several awards including an RIAS Award and the Saltire Housing Innovation Award, and featuring on BBC’s Reporting Scotland. / @john_kinsley

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Building A Better Shelter

@ VOL 8 ON APR 12, 2013

David Kelly has recently come back to Bangor from spending time living in and learning about alternative living. Now he is on a mission to design perfect self-sufficient homes as well as growing bushels of heritage apples, heirloom tomatoes, and obscure berries on his family's homestead. 

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Community Led Housing

@ VOL 13 ON JUL 18, 2017

James Newton talks about his passion for a different approach to housing... As cofounder of YorSpace he outlines the groups vision to create low cost, cooperatively owned, environmentally sustainable homes that create and sustain community.

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YorSpace: Community Led Housing

@ VOL 15 ON MAR 16, 2018

James Newton talks about his passion for a different approach to housing... As cofounder of YorSpace he outlines the groups vision to create low cost, cooperatively owned, environmentally sustainable homes that create and sustain community.

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Townhomes and Infill Development for Housing Solutions

@ VOL 7 ON NOV 07, 2018

Noel Halvorsen and his team have created new, affordable homes for multiple families in Green Bay. Listen to his story of how a little creativity went a long way.

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Shipping Out with Factotum

@ VOL 7 ON NOV 07, 2018

Millions of shipping containers go unused every year. What if you could turn those unused shipping containers into cozy homes? Justin Kuehl will show you how he does it. 

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Learn from the Past to Build for the Future

@ VOL 7 ON NOV 07, 2018

Virge Temme believes that beauty, affordability, and energy efficiency can now co-exist with homes designed to be all three.

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Queens Cross Housing Association

@ VOL 36 ON APR 17, 2019

Originally from Newcastle on Tyne, Nick Ronan has worked in social housing for 32 years, initially in London and in Glasgow since 1994. He has delivered several social and affordable housing developments across Glasgow, particularly in the West End. These have included new build projects, conversions and rehabilitated tenements to provide social rented flats and houses, supported accommodation, mid- market rent and shared equity. Nick’s interest lies in overcoming the practical challenges involved in providing affordable and sustainable homes that people want to live in. / @QueensCrossHA

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Self Build in Glasgow

@ VOL 36 ON APR 17, 2019

Upon completing her first Self-build in 2002, Angela Doran became a committed advocate of self-provided housing models. She wholeheartedly believes that Custom and Self-build should be options available to all, regardless of wealth or social status. 

As well as completing further individual projects while running a small development company, she has worked for several years as a consultant to Self-build groups and local government. She specialises in building connections between communities and agencies, such as regeneration companies, planning departments, local authorities and housing professionals, ensuring that the needs of each are met equitably. Currently, Angela is leading Glasgow City Council’s pioneering Self-build project in Maryhill, while continuing to provide help and support to various groups across Scotland through her work as a director of Assemble Collective Self-build. She is also the Scottish Rep for NaCSBA.

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Housing 2.0: New Technologies, Natural Materials

@ VOL 36 ON APR 17, 2019

Malcolm Fraser is an Edinburgh architect whose award-winning work spans from Arts, conservation and Business to advising and empowering communities and award-winning homes and placemaking for clients from individuals to Housing Associations, Councils and volume housebuilders. He sits on the Government’s Joint Housing Supply and Delivery Group and contributes to current Land and Planning Reform initiatives, including with the Common Weal lobby group, whose Board he sits on, and with whom he is leading new policy on homes and communities. He also led the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Review, which sought to bring life and investment to Scotland’s urban centres, and is working on policy initiatives from Land and Planning Reform and Infrastructure initiatives through to Collective Self-Build. / / @common_weal