Daily Archives: 24/08/2018

New Context out, with a new angle: ‘Theory to Practice and back again!

The latest issue of the IHBC’s membership journal Context is now out, themed around ‘From Theory to Practice and Back Again’ as it explores how academic research has been used in practice, and what academics can learn through engagement with … Continue reading

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IHBC spotlights HODs as ‘Heritage On your Doorstep’: Welcome to September!

Many IHBC members and colleagues will be involved in Heritage Open Days (HODs) and their equivalent during September 2018, while events take place throughout Europe to open doors and venues at no charge, and run special events for all.

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IHBC’s HESPR top pick from £1.6M+ costed work this week: Liverpool CC seeks services for local Spatial Regeneration Framework (SRF) closing 05/09

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, with the IHBC Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this week featuring a call from Liverpool City Council … Continue reading

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IHBC CPD Boost: Consultation- who and how?

The Consultation Institute has published a discussion on whose views we may be hearing through consultation activities, arguing that stakeholder mapping is needed and that we should consult both the ‘worried’ and the ‘wider’ public, suggesting methods for this as … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘IMHO’ signpost: GHF on ‘How Heritage Became Sexy (and what that means for the future of Conservation)’

The academic study of heritage is experiencing an unexpected renaissance as, after decades of consignment to the ivory tower, ‘heritage’ has emerged as a favored buzzword, appearing in modern marketing for travel agencies, music festivals, and even celebrity food show, … Continue reading

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400,000th listed building for England

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

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Applications sought for Scotland’s ‘Making Places’ initiative: Closing dates in Sept & Oct

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).

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Plans for increase in ‘Garden Towns’ in England: But concerns raised on places as well as semantics!

England’s Communities Secretary has called for an increase in so called ‘garden towns’ in England, aiming to construct 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s, but the plans have been criticised by CPRE, which questions the use of the term … Continue reading

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HES Planning Performance Framework Report out: meeting or exceeded 90%+ of response targets

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has launched a report which details its performance relating to planning functions, showing that it has met or exceeded over 90% of its response targets.

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HE’s Heritage Counts 2018 released

Heritage and Society 2018 has been released by Historic England (HE), which ‘includes recent research findings as well as past seminal pieces’ to highlight the importance of the historic environment for wellbeing and sense of place. image: Cover of Heritage … Continue reading

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Dismantling starts on Sellafield chimney – ‘the scene of Britain’s worst nuclear accident’

Preparations for demolition of Windscale Pile One, the 110m high chimney structure at Sellafield which was the scene of Britain’s worst nuclear accident, have begun.  Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

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BS ISO 37106:2018 ‘Guidance on establishing smart city operating models for sustainable communities’ out, for ‘city leaders, policy makers’ and more

The British Standards Institute (BSI) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) have just issued a new joint standard on ‘Guidance on establishing smart city operating models for sustainable communities’, for ‘for city leaders, policy makers, local government senior executives, … Continue reading

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