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- IHBC joins Fit for the Future, seeking mutual benefits from tighter links with a key environmental sustainability network 20/09/2019
- Reminder: IHBC’s top notch CPD conference from the NW: Authoritative takes on ‘Accessibility’ – barriers to solutions – Liverpool, 10 Oct… with tours too! 20/09/2019
- IHBC’s HESPR pick from £97M+ opportunities this week: Design Competition for Museum Group, closing 16/10, valued £1.8M 20/09/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the barstool’: Kray Twins historic pub saved from last orders in major campaign, from The Mirror 20/09/2019
- Thinking ahead to IHBC’s 2020 School & #IHBCBrighton2020: Shared ‘hubs’ urged for bankless towns 20/09/2019
- Major LB prosecution fine for unauthorized works secured by Westminster CC, for basement works on GII Listed Building: £162,300 20/09/2019
- Protecting Scotland’s Future: Programme for Government 2019-20 20/09/2019
- National Trust Annual Report: Membership surge & record £148m conservation and restoration spend 20/09/2019
- England: 100 places to benefit from new Towns Fund 20/09/2019
- Transport Secretary acts on HS2 ancient woodland clearances during Oakervee review 20/09/2019
- Historic England National Capacity Building Programme 2020/2021: Call for applications 20/09/2019
- RTPI to convene annual summit of heads of planning: ‘HOPE’ 20/09/2019
- Association of Heritage Engineers to re-introduce title of ‘Master Craftsman’ into heritage engineering 20/09/2019
- Wiki Loves Monuments UK: Part of the world’s largest photo contest, so join in during September 20/09/2019
- See more #IHBCNottingham2019 on video, on disaster recovery and the ‘Phoenix Case Study’: More 2019 Day School content from IHBC’s YouTube channel 17/09/2019
- IHBC prompt: Ecclesiastical’s Heritage Heroes Awards – call for 2019 nominations open until 4 October 17/09/2019
- IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the (cultural) doorstep’: Great Yarmouth’s Venetian Waterways to recapture former glories with Heritage Fund grant 17/09/2019
- IHBC ‘CPD boost’, out of Context: The pleasures and perils of architectural research – from our Highlands and Islands issue 17/09/2019
- Reflecting on #IHBCNottingham2019: Fire engulfs Grade II-listed Horncliffe Mansion 17/09/2019
- Lawyers put 100 local authorities on notice over climate inaction 17/09/2019
- North Somerset Council serves Birnbeck Pier repairs notice 17/09/2019
- Manchester College launches new industry-sponsored Architectural and Construction Engineering Scholarship for 16-18 year olds 17/09/2019
- New petition to save Whitechapel Bell Foundry 17/09/2019
- IHBC’s free, first-timer ‘taster’ membership for students on IHBC Recognised Conservation Courses* 13/09/2019
- Reminder: IHBC’s top class priority CPD in the north west: Making accessibility accessible to the conservation professional… BOOK NOW for the NW Branch conference 2019: ‘Improving Accessibility’, Liverpool 10 Oct, for an accessible take on accessibility… with tours too! 13/09/2019
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GMB – the construction union co-founded by Eleanor Marx, daughter of Karl Marx – has revealed research showing it will take nearly 200 years to achieve gender equality in the construction industry.
This year National Women in Engineering Day was celebrated on 23 June, and to coincide with this the Institute of Civil Engineering is offering free online access to articles that address the issues of diversity in the built environment. The … Continue reading
The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has launched a new ‘Be Fair’ framework designed to address issues of equality and diversity in construction. CITB writes: Led by CITB, the Framework has been developed by the industry for the industry in … Continue reading
Jane Duncan, RIBA Vice President Practice & Profession, has been appointed RIBA Equality and Diversity Champion. RIBA writes: This new role has been established to give senior support to the proactive work already delivered through Architects for Change, the RIBA’s … Continue reading
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Urgency Grants pilot scheme is open until 31 October 2020, with ‘Applications for full economic costs up to £150,000 for a period of up to 12 months may … Continue reading
The UK2070 Commission has published ‘The First Report of the UK2070 Commission: Fairer and Stronger – Rebalancing the UK Economy’.
Need a CPD boost that looks ahead to IHBC’s 2020 Annual School, in Brighton, on ‘Old Towns – New Futures’? HE references 5 Historic High Streets types
Historic England (HE) references around 5,000 high streets in the United Kingdom and, while traditionally the epicentre of community life, their role has dramatically changed in the last few decades, so they have outlined ‘five of the most distinctive styles … Continue reading
Claire Buckley, Lead Expert and Director of Environmental Sustainability at Julie’s Bicycle, says that time is of the essence concerning climate action for the arts and culture sector in a new article from URBACT, ‘the European Territorial Cooperation programme aiming … Continue reading
IHBC’s ‘IMHO’ spotlight on heritage and risk: Notre Dame shows ‘the unifying force of culture, Grenfell the corruption of government’
Julian Vigo – ‘scholar, film-maker and human rights consultant’- explores in Counterpunch a personal take on how, in the aftermath of the fire at Notre Dame, people began to highlight the alleged hypocrisy surrounding how the Parisian cathedral’s fire was … Continue reading
Britain’s housing crisis is to be the subject of a major new Commission launched by Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. image: Church of England website
Communities across Scotland are to benefit from a share of £20.4m to support local regeneration activity. A total of 18 projects are being awarded funding in 2019/20 as part of the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF) and more than 600 … Continue reading
IHBC’s 2019 Nottingham School context: BRE’s QSAND post-disaster assessment and the UN’s Sustainable Development goals
BRE has reported that through QSAND -(Quantifying Sustainability in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters) a self-assessment tool to promote sustainable approaches to relief, recovery and reconstruction after a natural disaster – it is contributing to help achieve several UN Sustainable … Continue reading
Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS), the link body for Scotland’s built and historic environment interests, has summarised the most relevant parts of the Scottish Government Draft Budget for 2019-20, noting that Historic Environment Scotland’s grant will be reduced by 3.2%.
Work Plan for Culture 2019-2022: EU Ministers of Culture make the legacy of the European Year a priority
At the meeting of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council in Brussels on 27 November, EU Ministers of Culture adopted, among others, conclusions on the Work Plan for Culture 2019-2022, stressing the importance of sustaining the legacy of the … Continue reading
The RTPI has commissioned new research from the University of the West of England (UWE), in partnership with PBA (now a part of Stantec), to find out how strategic infrastructure planning is carried out on the ground. image: Open Government … Continue reading
Former housing minister Nick Raynsford in his planning review has warned that planning has been reduced to a ‘chaotic patchwork’ of responsibilities which is not compatible with promoting the health, wellbeing and civil rights of communities. image: Open Government Licence … Continue reading
RTPI Scotland and partners caution on ‘Rights of Appeal’ legislation – in favour of working local plans – as Parliament rejects calls in support
As proposals to introduce new rights for communities to appeal planning decisions in Scotland have failed to pass a key stage of the parliamentary legislative process, RTPI Scotland and partners have written an open letter setting out their views.
The British Council has recently launched a report entitled ‘Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth’, to share findings of a consultation and international research into cultural heritage for inclusive growth.
The milestone of a 400,00th listed building designation for England has been reached, through listing the former head office of the Raleigh Cycle Company in Nottingham. image: HE website
The Scottish Government have issued a call for applications relating to The Place Standard Conversations Fund and The Community-led Design Fund (closing dates 31 October and 28 September).
Steven Tolson and Dr Margaret Brown of the University of the West of Scotland reflect on place making and urban living for older people in a post for Architecture and Design Scotland, linked to ‘A Caring Place’, a half-day event … Continue reading
The incongruent architecture, cultural baggage and gender inequality must go, argues Ed Husain in his Spectator review of Shahed Saleem’s ‘The British Mosque: An Architectural and Social History’, as he explains why these mosques need to adapt to the reality … Continue reading
MSPs at the Scottish Parliament have passed the new Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill to legally require that women make up at least half the board members for all public authorities.
Communications agency ‘Built Environment Communications Group’ (becg) has launched new BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicities) and LGBT+ initiatives.
IHBC benefits for members: 10% off new ‘Listed buildings and other heritage assets’ – Mynors & Hewitson, till end Dec
IHBC members can avail of a 10% reduction in the list price of the update of the standard legal guide on listed buildings, now in its 5th edition and by Dr Charles Mynors & Nigel Hewitson, with the offer closing … Continue reading