Daily Archives: 24/09/2019

COTAC’s 60th Anniversary Conference: ‘… Future of heritage conservation…’ – Stirling, 6/7 Nov, supported by HES, IHBC and more…

The IHBC is helping support COTAC’s 60th anniversary conference – ‘A Digital Norm for the Future of Heritage Conservation…’ (Stirling, 6-7 November, with HES) – which will include the IHBC’s Director exploring the operation of the 1993 ICOMOS Guidelines, with ‘Early Bird’ … Continue reading

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More free CPD member benefits for IHBC at ‘The Scottish Listed Property Show’: Free places for members, and opportunities to volunteer – Edinburgh, 26/10

The IHBC is delighted to continue its CPD partnership with the Listed Property Owners Club (LPOC), with free places for members at ‘The Scottish Listed Property Show’, in the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh on 26 October 2019, where the IHBC will … Continue reading

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: £1.5m boost for regeneration of Bradford’s Conditioning House

A project to restore a major heritage building in Bradford, the Conditioning House, a Grade II listed warehouse and part of the Bradford City Centre Heritage Properties Scheme, is likely to get a £1.5 million boost.

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Thinking ahead to IHBC’s 2020 School & #IHBCBrighton2020: Retailers shut 2,870 stores in first half of 2019

The BBC has reported on research that shows about 16 shops closing every day as retailers restructure their businesses and more shopping moves online, new data that has a bearing on th 2020 IHBC Annual School, on ‘Old Towns : … Continue reading

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Cash boost to crackdown on illegal building on England’s Green Belt

Councils are set to benefit from a slice of nearly £2 million to crack down on illegal developments on the nation’s Green Belt. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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CCC: UK credibility on climate change rests on Government action over next 18 months

The UK has legislated for net-zero emissions by 2050 – now the UK Government must show it is serious about its legal obligations to tackle and prepare for climate change, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says today in two … Continue reading

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£95 million to revive historic high streets

Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan has announced the locations that will benefit from a £95 million heritage boost for high streets in 69 towns across the country. image: Fiona Newton

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Consultation: Call for views for independent review into local authority audit – closing 22 Nov

Sir Tony Redmond has called for views for his independent review into the quality and effectiveness of the audit of local authorities in England, with the call closing on 22 November. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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RTPI launches ‘Resource Planning for Climate Action’ campaign

The RTPI is redoubling its call on the Government to give more resources and powers to local planning authorities to tackle climate change, with its ‘Resource Planning for Climate Action’ campaign, which recognises that without planners or adequate planning systems … Continue reading

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Apply for a new PhD study on using clay in low-carbon cements: Closing 14/11

Coventry University and the BRE Trust are offering a fully-funded PhD studentship to investigate using clays in low-carbon cement production. It will examine the properties of UK clays, their use in cement for mortars and concretes, and the sustainability and … Continue reading

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CITB consultation on 1,000 construction training standards – UK-wide

CITB is embarking on its biggest ever consultation, with industry views from across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (via CITBNI) being sought on more than 1,000 new and existing construction training standards.

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Scottish Government questioned over ‘abandoned’ empty homes pledge

The Scottish Government has been criticised for abandoning its manifesto pledge to introduce compulsory sale orders to help councils deal with empty homes and regenerate vacant and derelict land.

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THA launches Inspiring Creativity report

The Heritage Alliance (THA) has launched its Inspiring Creativity report, demonstrating ‘the integral role of heritage to the success of the creative economy’.

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American Cities Then & Now: See How New York, Los Angeles & Detroit Look Today, Compared to the 1930s and 1940s

An Open Culture article takes a look at American Cities of New York, Los Angeles and Detroit comparing how they look now compared to the 1930s and 1940s. image: The NewYorker on YouTube

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