New Towns Heritage: Post-War Legacy and 21st Century Future

5 July 2018
Coventry University, Technology Park, Coventry, UK

This event is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

The increasing interest on the post-war architectural, design and planning heritage of UK and European New Towns engages urban and cultural researchers and practitioners, policy makers and civic society organizations to jointly explore the urban heritage in post-war new towns in the UK and mainland Europe.

The New Towns Heritage Research Network has organised a series of events, concentrating on the diverse examples of Milton Keynes, Harlow, Peterborough and Rotterdam. There is still much to be done in order to study and assess the New Town Heritage and consider ways to promote its value and protect it in the context of contemporary growth and change.

 The Plenary Conference in Coventry which will build on the exploration to date, share wider views and research on 20th century post-war New Town Heritage and develop a strategy for further expansion of the network including a New Town Heritage Research and Policy Agenda.

The conference will be considering a proposal for a New Town Heritage Manifesto.

You are invited to join us for this FREE EVENT.

A detailed programme of speakers and sessions will follow shortly.

Please signal your interest early to Dr Noël James  and feel free to pass on to colleagues.

You can also register on our trial network forum at