Topic areas have been finalised for the IHBC’s 2020 Virtual School #IHBCVirtualSchool2020 covering Environment (Carl Elefante, 94th President, American Institute of Architects), Urbanism (Prof. Plácido González Martínez), Community (Carole Souter, previously HLF), Planning (Cliff Hague, RTPI Past President), Government (Kris Declercq, Burgemeester, Roeselare) and Economics (Adala Leeson, Historic England) – and with places limited book now to secure your place at ‘OLD TOWNS | NEW FUTURES’… from a Global Pandemic, on 19 June, with fees starting at £15+ VAT.
The IHBC writes:
How the current pandemic will shape historic urban areas and their surrounding communities across the globe is impossible to tell, at least as yet. But, as specialists, communities and stakeholders, we need to reflect on the implications for our current – possibly now even historic – approaches to caring for valued places, and even speculate on future strategies and responses.
The IHBC’s 2020 Virtual School follows the same celebrated model of all of our annual conferences, as it brings together leading authorities and representatives from across and beyond the world of heritage, conservation, government and development to address the most current of issues. For 2020 our only sensible choice is to explore, as best we can from the inside, issues around the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our 2020 Virtual School offers speakers and delegates a platform to engage with this most dramatic of situations. We want to scope out the issues as best we can, taking the widest perspective possible. We hope to inspire effective responses to the complex and diverse challenges that, globally, now confront our local places, communities and heritage.
So join us online, on 19 June, as the IHBC’s 2020 Virtual School explores the topic of ‘OLD TOWNS | NEW FUTURES’, through both reflections on where we are, and speculations on where we might be heading.
Visit the website at virtualschool2020.ihbc.org.uk