Category Archives: IHBC Area of competence – Management

Heritage Matters: from Policy to Practice

5 July 2017
Newcastle

The seminar is taking place on Wednesday 5th July at the International Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne. We have a great line up of speakers as well as topic with the day somewhat split into three sections:

  • Development and Heritage;
  • A question of Balance followed by Listed Buildings – A Costly Business. How to Stay Out of the Courts
  • Conservation Areas, 50 and Beyond followed by Design Matters: Understanding the Responding to Character.

    The final part of the day; Construction Cost Management in the Heritage Sector followed by A Landscape Approach to Protecting and Celebrating Heritage

    See  the full  programme and full event details here.

The Only Way is Ethics!

14 July 2017
Oxford

This IHBC South Branch Summer Seminar seeks to cover a range of topics directly relating to the IHBC’s Membership Competencies and Code of Conduct. The sessions will consider philosophical aspects of conservation, and their application to real life situations. Good professional conduct relies upon the individual to give accurate, consistent advice, and to understand the wider context within which we operate. Through consideration of applicable law and policy, professional conduct and the balance of conservation values against the needs of building owners and occupiers, this seminar will provide a comprehensive philosophical update and plenty of examples of the application of conservation principles in practice.

Further information on the South Branch webpage and IHBC South Branch Ethics Booking Form

Heritage in Law

9 June 2017
Bristol

The subtleties, nuances and complexity of the law in relation to the historic environment is a subject highly relevant to all practitioners dealing with decision-making relating to our heritage. This conference is a timely update on this fast-moving legal framework which underpins our day to day work.

Find out more about speakers, programme and booking here..

Day conference: Listing Modern Architecture

6 May 2017
London

From 10.00 to 16.00: A day of presentations and workshops to train you in how to prepare applications for the listing of Modern buildings. Please arrive by 09.45 in time for a prompt start.

Modern Movement buildings seem to be treated differently from other buildings, both in terms of listing and of subsequent treatment, but is this really the case? If so should it be? If not, in what ways might current conditions be changed so as to improve the conservation of Modern Movement buildings – a key purpose of our organisation. This listing day will inform you about the listing process and give you a chance to put together a listing application for yourself.
​Find out more here…

Institute of Place Management 4th International Biennial Conference

7 – 8 September 2017
Manchester

Special Stream: Museums & Places*

Conference Chairs: Dr Ares Kalandides, Dr Steve Millington and Professor Cathy Parker

The repercussions of the 2008 global financial crisis continue to reverberate across the world, presenting major challenges to local development. In many places, after decades of regeneration, the money has simply run out. This is an era of austerity, but one where responsibility for prosperity (or failure) is being devolved and localised through current political agendas. This coincides with calls to take back control, both in the UK and USA. However, the local capacity to transform places, to tackle serious issues such as income inequality and climate change is severely over-estimated, and brings into question the future of the current economic development mantra, inclusive growth.

Despite these broad economic and political uncertainties, places continue to evolve. In the absence of public or private funding there is a greater emphasis on communities to self-organise, through ordinary and neighbourhood placemaking. The stories of how people in places support the arts, the local heritage, the vulnerable, the young and the old can be an inspirational example of creativity and compassion. Nevertheless, the organisers of food banks, free after-school clubs, community litter-picks, and all the other people who attend neighbourhood gardens, produce local festivals and events, are under-resourced, under-supported, and under-valued.

In this context, we want to understand more about placemaking as a participatory and inclusive practice, which connects individuals into networks of place-based action and results in the context of austerity, devolution, and local responsibility. We are also interested in moving beyond the silos of academics disciplines or professional interventions, to consider the connection between business, community and policy.

More details here.