Future of heritage and urban planning report 2020


A new square in the heart of the city: Walbrook Square, City of London, EC4

Future Cities Forum’s report ‘Heritage and Urban Planning 2020’ looks at the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on local and national efforts to save our historic buildings in towns and cities from falling into disrepair, the important role of historic buildings in determining current master planning schemes, how Germany is using heritage to regenerate its urban town centres and how Covid-19 has pushed forward the need for the ‘greening’ of our historic cities.

In this report, we talked to the Chief Executive of The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Ros Kerslake, Leeds City Council’s Head of Regeneration, Adam Brannen and Historic England’s Principal Adviser and Lead Specialist, Historic Places, Clive Fletcher, along with Coventry City Council on working with heritage for its City of Culture year 2021. Urban planners and architects were also consulted to build a picture of the current concerns for heritage preservation, successful repurposing and future master planning.

To read the full report please visit our Forum Reports page.

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