Daily Archives: 09/08/2019

See #IHBCNottingham2019 on ‘FIRE’: More 2019 School talks on IHBC’s YouTube channel

IHBC’s 2019 Day School speakers on ‘Heritage, Risk and Resilience’ – Steve Emery, of Oxford University, and Liz Davidson, Senior Project Manager, Glasgow School of Art – explored different aspects of fire impacts and responses at the UK’s lead annual … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to #IHBCBrighton2020: High streets, community projects and ‘meanwhile’ use – an update from England for IHBC’s Brighton 2020 School

England’s government has updated on progress in its ‘plans to take back control of vacant high streets’, just one of many threads in the challenges to be explored at the IHBC’s Brighton 2020 School, ‘OLD TOWNS : NEW FUTURES’, on … Continue reading

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IHBC’s HESPR pick from £210K+ of opportunities this week: Consultant sought by Tower Hamlets to assist on a Tall Buildings SPD, closing 03/09, valued £150K

The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick for this week features a call from the Tower Hamlets Borough for … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Safety fears raised over Cambridgeshire town’s historic bridge chapel

Future access to the lower floor and balcony of St Ives’ historic bridge chapel is in question over safety concerns, an issue The Hunts Post – which covers Huntingdonshire and South Cambridgeshire – looks at in more detail.

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IHBC’s ‘CPD boost’, out of Context: Scottish perspectives on effective community engagement

In the recent Context – on the Scottish Highlands and Islands – Dawn McDowell explores the work that the designations team at Historic Environment Scotland (HES) carries out with communities, offering useful insights and perspectives for practitioners undertaking community engagement … Continue reading

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New COTAC Newsletter now out

COTAC – the Council on Training in Architectural Conservation – is the UK’s building conservation skills link body, and it has issued its second Newsletter, which announces its 60th Anniversary Conference, on 6-7 November, 2019, at the Engine Shed, Stirling, … Continue reading

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Green businesses encouraged to apply for prestigious Queen’s Award: Closing 10 Sept

Businesses are encouraged to showcase their achievements and apply for a Queen’s Award in Sustainable Development, with entries closing on 10 September. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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RTPI Scotland welcomes national public health body, as it notes ‘improving public health through planning is a no brainer’

The Royal Town Planning Institute(RTPI) Scotland has welcomed the establishment of a national public health body for Scotland, but urges more explicit connections with the planning system so that place-making can play a more preventative role in creating healthier communities. … Continue reading

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DCMS Committee announces inquiry into the future of the National Lottery

Parliament’s DCMS Committee is launching an inquiry to consider whether changes are needed in the operation of the National Lottery as the process begins to award a new licence from 2023, with the current operator, Camelot, running the National Lottery … Continue reading

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Six projects shortlisted for 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize: Designing within the constraints of context

On 18 July 2019, six projects were shortlisted for the coveted 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize, awarded to the UK’s best new (or mostly new!) `building, many of which recognise the modern challenges of designing within the constraints of context.

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Summit to mark London becoming world’s first ‘National Park City’

London has become the first capital city in the world to be awarded the status of a National Park City in recognition of the capital’s open spaces, waterways and natural environment. image: London.Gov website

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Built Environment Forum Scotland, on ‘places’ for Edinburgh’s International Book Festival

Once again Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) has collated a range of built environment-related events taking place at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this August, including Alan Powers on ‘When Bauhaus met Britain’, and Stefan Muthesius on ‘Building Societies’. image: … Continue reading

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