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Gender equality in construction will take almost 200 years, GMB research show

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.  

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National Women in Engineering Day + free online equality publications

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

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CITB’s ‘Be Fair’ framework launched for equality & diversity

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

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RIBA appoints new equality and diversity champion

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

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Regenerating Scotland’s Communities: £138M of funding to support projects to create new jobs

Projects benefitting from over £138 million of funding have the potential to create more than 7,000 jobs across Scotland, according to analysis of the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund.

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HE calls for hosts for Heritage Training Placements 2020: Closing 31 Jan

Historic England (HE) recognises that the heritage workforce does not reflect the diversity of society and supports a scheme to help to improve this through training placements to people with Black Asian or Minority Ethnic Heritage (BAME), so if you … Continue reading

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World Monuments Fund Announces 2020 World Monuments Watch

From iconic monuments to sites of social justice, the 2020 World Monuments Watch includes 25 sites that marry great historical significance with contemporary social impact, including the Bennerley Viaduct in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

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More looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020 and ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’, via the UK city? Oxford & Reading are UK’s top-performing cities, but Bradford & Liverpool are improving fast

A PWC report indicates that Oxford and Reading remain top-performing cities for the fourth year in a row, but Bradford is the most improved, all of reflects issues to be explored in the institute’s Brighton School, on 18-20 June 2020, … Continue reading

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IHBC’s IMHO opinion signpost on ‘Inclusive Design – Beyond Accessibility’, from the Design Council via China

Catherine Horwill and Elli Thomas from Design Council’s Architecture and Built Environment team have contributed to a special edition of World Architecture Magazine China- ‘Accessibility for All’.

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Eddie Weir inaugurated as President of CIAT

Eddie Weir PCIAT was inaugurated as President of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists(CIAT) at the close of the AGM in Glasgow.

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RTPI on ‘Why planning needs better outcome measurement’

Planning is about so much more than the number of applications approved and the speed of processing them so the RTPI is commissioning research aimed at producing a toolkit that can demonstrate a wider range of outcomes (deadline 9am on … Continue reading

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Historic Environment Scotland seek new Board Members: closing Friday, 6 December 2019

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) seeks new Board Members in areas including archives, visitor management and large-scale project management as well as one new Board member to join the Audit, Risk & Assurance Committee. closing Friday, 6 December 2019.

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AHRC GCRF Urgency Grants pilot scheme open

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

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First Report of the UK2070 Commission published

The UK2070 Commission has published ‘The First Report of the UK2070 Commission: Fairer and Stronger – Rebalancing the UK Economy’.

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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

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IHBC CPD boost from URBACT: ‘What on earth do the arts and culture have to do with climate change?’

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

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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

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Archbishop of Canterbury launches Commission on Housing, Church and Community

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

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£20m of support for regeneration in local communities in Scotland as part of RCGF

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

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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

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BEFS on Scottish Government’s Draft Budget 2019-20

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%. 

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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

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RTPI to investigate strategic infrastructure planning

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

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The Raynsford Review of Planning launched

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

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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.

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