Category Archives: IHBC Area of competence – Management

Heritage in Law

9 June 2017

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.

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Day conference: Listing Modern Architecture

6 May 2017

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.
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Institute of Place Management 4th International Biennial Conference

7 – 8 September 2017

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.

Understanding & Creating Statements of Significance

4 – 5 September 2017

A two day CPD course focused on understanding the value of significance for assessing heritage assets.

Featuring speakers from Historic England and independent consultants the two day course will offer guidance to people new to assessment, as well as guidance for those with more experience.

Booking details here..

Managing our Military Heritage

8 – 9 May 2017

This course will examine issues around the protection, conservation and management of modern military heritage.

It will provide an understanding of the methods used to identify and investigate modern military sites, the assessment of their significance, their protection, and the management issues faced by these type of assets.

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