Balancing Heritage and Growth in Historic Cathedral Cities and Towns

Balancing Heritage and Growth in Historic Cathedral Cities and Towns

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Canterbury has been chosen as a case study for an important research project on how historic cities can balance new development with the conservation of heritage. The research is being funded by Historic England and the results will feed into future policy development at national level.  This event is an opportunity to hear about the research and to contribute to the Canterbury case study

This event will have two parts.  In the first part John Walker and Jan Pahl will outline the aims and methods of the research and will describe what being involved in the study will mean for Canterbury.  In the second part members of the Canterbury Society will be invited to contribute ideas and comments about how the new housing developments that are coming to our city will affect its character.  How can heritage and growth be balanced?  What can be done to ensure that the developments make a positive contribution to our historic city?

The research is being led by the Alliance of Historic Cathedral Cities and Towns (ACT) and the Historic Towns and Villages Forum (HTVF).  Its aim is to look at the implications of growth for historic places, to learn lessons from different approaches to development and to make recommendations for planners and others about how to ensure positive benefits from growth in historic places.  A key feature of the study is the involvement of local civic societies.

This is a Members Only event.  If you are a member of the Canterbury Society you will be very welcome to join in the Zoom event, hear about the research and contribute your views and experience to the study.

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2021-04-13 @ 07:00 PM to


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