IHBC asks: Are you planning for sustainable heritage? Look beyond building performance, to place, says Chetwyn in IHBC’s Context 150

Context 150 article imageIHBC past Chair Dave Chetwyn argues that sustainable development must be considered not only in terms of efficient building performance, but also in the wider context of place use and planning, as he explores ‘Planning for sustainable historic places’ in IHBC’s current membership journal Context, which takes as its theme ‘conservation and urbanism’.

Chetwyn writes in Context:

Those who plan for historic places need to assess the sustainability values of the area (social, economic, environmental) in addition to understanding heritage values.  Such analysis needs to address uses, live/work patterns, movement, and other factors such as… Pedestrian permeability and connectivity… Concentrations of facilities …Choice and diversity…’

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