Character Building: Putting Heritage at the Heart of Planning and Placemaking


IHBC London Branch Day Conference, Tuesday 4th October 2016

Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4LE

Chairman for the day: David McDonald, IHBC President



09.35 Welcome and opening address: DAVID McDONALD, IHBC President
09.45 Keynote Address: MAX FARRELL, Farrells
10.15 Advising Government: Heritage’s role in planning and placemaking DUNCAN McCALLUM, Historic England
10.45 COFFEE
11.10 Public Art: How public art can reinforce a sense of place SARAH GAVENTA, Made Public
11.40 Archaeology: How archaeology can inform placemaking and urban design TARYN NIXON, MOLA
12.10 Urban Design: How streets and public spaces can play their part in defining local character ESTHER KURLAND, Urban Design London
12.40 Discussion
13.00 LUNCH



14.00 Championing: Severence and permeability at Hull Waterfront and Billingsgate CHRIS COSTELLOE, Victorian Society
14.30 Architecture: How new buildings respond to place at Anglia Ruskin University Campus RICHARD MURPHY, Richard Murphy Architects
15.00 TEA
15.25 Masterplanning: Reflecting local character in the Hackney Wick Masterplan ERIN BYRNE, GLA Regeneration Team
15.55 Regeneration: Managing buildings and spaces at Spitalfields and Trinity Buoy Wharf ERIC REYNOLDS
16.25 Discussion
16.45 CLOSE




David McDonald is President of the IHBC and recently held the posts of Education Secretary and Chair of London Branch. Previously he led the Conservation and Design Team at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. A graduate in geography and geology, then qualifying as a Town Planner, he worked for a number of years at the London Borough of Camden. While at Camden he completed the AA Diploma in Building Conservation. He is currently an independent historic environment consultant, specialising in providing heritage training for other built environment professionals.