Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW) has featured an article from the IHBC membership journal Context: ‘Planning for sustainable historic places’ by IHBC past Chair Dave Chetwyn, with the post joining DBW’s 5000+ articles on offer to its 6,500 registered and 3 million annual users.
The article 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 the author explores the membership journal’s 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…’.
Read more of the background in the IHBC NewsBlog
See the DBW article