Debate 78 - Heritage Capital

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 | Debates

ed78-hc-imageHow should we value heritage’s contribution to our sense of place, well-being and identity?

Our historic built environment is under increasing and varied threat – from development pressures arising from economic and demographic change; from neglect and decay; from the impact of current environmental factors as well as from the need to mitigate and adapt to climate change. The NPPF requires us to identify the ‘values’ of historic assets so that these can be weighed against other public benefits of change; including regeneration, economic growth and sustainability.

This Edge Debate Heritage Capital explored whether it is desirable or even possible, in the interests of conservation, to assess the overall value of our historic built environment and, if so, how.

Chair:
Ros Kerslake OBE - Chief Executive, Heritage Lottery Fund

Speakers:
Chris Jofeh, Director & Global Buildings Retrofit Leader, Arup (Welcome)
Jonathan Schifferes - Senior Researcher, Public Services and Communities, RSA and lead researcher for “Heritage, Identity and Place”
Kate Pugh - OBE, former Chief Executive, The Heritage Alliance
Kate Brown - Group Director, Sustainability, Grosvenor
Ingrid Samuel - Director of Historic Environment, National Trust
Jason Eis - Executive Director, Vivid Economics
Martina Mazotta - Director Fondazione Mazzotta Living Archive

Venue: Arup, 8 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 4BJ

Downloads (presentations):

- Ingrid Samuel presentation
- Jason Eis presentation
- Kate Brown presentation
- Kate Pugh presentation
- Martina Mazzotta presentation

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