Daily Archives: 21/08/2018

IHBC welcomes Exeter-based Forde George to ‘HESPR’: IHBC’s register of quality-assured conservation and heritage practices

Forde George has become the latest company to be included in the IHBC’s conservation service HESPR listing (hespr.ihbc.org.uk), joining heritage businesses from across the UK that benefit from the IHBC’s quality assurance, networks and support services for commercially conscious quality conservation … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD boost: The origins of BRE and its role in the Dambusters’ raid

The BRE has written a short summary of the historical importance of Operation Chastise (Dambusters’ Raid) for building and engineering, with reference to its own archives. 

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IHBC CPD Boost: Who owns the space under cities? The Guardian on ‘mapping the earth beneath us’

The Guardian has reported on how the space under cities is getting busier – from transport excavations to billionaire’s mega-basements – and asks ‘how to keep track of what’s down there?’

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CPRE: Green Belt is being ‘eroded at an alarming rate’

The Green Belt remains under severe pressure, despite government commitments to its protection, according to a report from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), which indicates 460,000 houses are planned for land to be released from the Green Belt, … Continue reading

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DCMS survey: Contactless technology to take donations – closing 31/08

England’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) is keen to learn about how organisations have used contactless technology to take donations, and seek responses to a short survey (4 questions) closing on 31 August.

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RTPI Research Awards 2018: shortlist announced

Research into planning for different religions, urbanisation in Rwanda and Ethiopia, and Scottish marine planning are among the projects shortlisted in this year’s RTPI Awards for Research Excellence shortlist.

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London’s food markets forced to look for new home

If they are to survive London’s famous markets – Billingsgate (fish), Smithfield (meat and poultry) and New Spitalfields (fruit, vegetables and flowers) – need to find a new 100 acre site where they can be consolidated into one area, according … Continue reading

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Consultation: Scottish Government on ‘Democracy Matters’

Representations are being sought regarding consultation methods in Scotland, under the report ‘Democracy Matters’, using a short online survey. 

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HE sponsors ‘English History’ category in Historic Photographer of the Year Awards

Historic England (HE) is sponsoring a new ‘English History’ category in the Historic Photographer of the Year Awards, to celebrate a unique and incredible historic environment.

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HLF annual report and accounts published

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) (National Heritage Memorial Fund Lottery Distribution) Annual Report and accounts for the year ended 31 March 2018 have been published.

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Town centre living and older people in Scotland: ‘Can urban living be suitable for older people?’

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

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