IHBC’s NewsBlog Christmas Treat: Posts that haven’t (yet?) made it to the NewsBlog service!

The IHBC’s free NewsBlog service is a unique resource informing and documenting cross-sector (and across-sector) news relevant to built and historic environment conservation professionals, but as content is carefully prioritised or can go out of date, not all features make it to our bi-weekly alerts and archive, so let us know if there’s any items listed that you think we should have used.

… to hear more on any [NewsBlogs], let us know…

IHBC Director Seán O’Reilly said: ‘Supported by consultant Mona O’Rourke, we collate the news content on a weekly basis, pretty much 52 weeks a year.  Selections are then sent out to subscribers on twice-weekly email alerts, with short headlines and summaries so users can click on the link to the full news post if they want.’

‘Below is a list of news headlines from 2019-20 that have not – at least as yet, or in the form listed here – made it to our weekly alerts or archive.’

‘If you think you want to hear more on any, let us know by emailing newsblog@ihbc.org.uk.’

… IHBC’s CPD Boost in pics: RIBA on Eric de Maré…

… Unison: ‘Army’ of council workers lost to austerity cuts…

…Historic monument that was smashed to pieces…

… A sky bar overlooking the Mersey…

… What has happened to Woolworths’ stores 10 years after closure…

Unused NewsBlog headings, in draft and without prejudice:

  • Government backs industry guidance to avoid disputes
  • Architecture at the crossroads: a collection of BBC programmes examining the triumphs and failures of post-war architecture.
  • Planners refute ‘abuse of democracy’ allegation
  • What cities can learn from lockdown about planning for life after the coronavirus pandemic
  • Homes through the ages – Exploring our built heritage
  • Planning Inspectorate casework continues as first pilot digital hearing to take place in May
  • Learning from lockdown: Why placemaking should be at the centre of the recovery
  • Campaigners take legal action over £27bn UK road-building scheme
  • IHBC Signpost: New on Reading Design: Exercise in Modernity by Paulo Mendes de Rocha
  • One-way Shambles: how York is trying to keep its narrow streets safe
  • Bompas & Parr invites the design community to develop aesthetic and functional approach to hand sanitising
  • Consultation Institute flags Court of Appeal decision concerning the right to consult
  • IHBC signpost DBW article: ‘Types of building’
  • IHBC’s CPD Boost in pics: RIBA on Eric de Maré – ‘one of Britain’s most influential architectural photographers’ – and more!
  • The multimillionaire’s plan to reinvent a town
  • Housing Secretary clamps down on shoddy housebuilder
  • Planning appeal decisions could be cut by 5 months
  • RICS releases video – How buildings will save the world
  • Twenty four reasons historic preservation is good for your community
  • CIC publishes new procedure to make adjudication affordable for low value disputes
  • WSP research highlights significance of retrofit in achieving UK’s 2050 net zero targets, improving social fabric and benefitting occupants’ wellbeing
  • IHBC CPD boost on accessibility: How access statements can highlight best practice within your building
  • Three easy ways to improve engagement and consultation on social media
  • Paris is changing… into a ‘15-minute-city’ as arrondissements become self-sufficient communities
  • NAO report published ‘Managing infrastructure projects on nuclear-regulated sites’
  • IHBC signpost: MCCIP publishes article on impacts of climate change on cultural heritage
  • Group claim complexity of planning process hinders community engagement
  • Destroying cultural heritage is an attack on humanity’s past and present – it must be prevented
  • Alternative vision for Anglia Square, including sky garden, mooted at inquiry
  • Crispin Truman: Six key learnings from CPRE’s transformation process
  • ‘Oldham’s mills are the equivalent of cathedrals’: Griff Rhys Jones’ passionate plea to preserve our Victorian heritage
  • Think Tank Centre for London publishes new report ‘Building for a New Urban Mobility’
  • Council takes first steps towards car-free Brighton city centre
  • BEFS & Scottish Government NPF4/SPP Roundtable 14th January 2020
  • English Housing Survey 2018 to 2019: headline report
  • Planning and Architecture business plan 2019 to 2020: in-year review
  • Daniel Libeskind: ‘Frank Lloyd Wright inspired me to go beyond the obvious’
  • Multi-million-pound culture boost for children in schools
  • Signpost: Wiki Glossary of construction slang and other terms
  • Good community engagement leads to successful projects
  • War Memorials Trust grants support repair and conservation works
  • IMHO piece: We can’t rely on shops to revive our town centres. They need a new magnet
  • County farms, council-run farms that can act as training grounds for new farmers, are trying new ways to farm and be sustainable.
  • Concerns raised over Centra Plaza Hotel demolition safety
  • Competition to find the Emerging Engineer of the Year opens
  • Ex Atkins CEO: Six ways construction could decarbonise
  • Two share this year’s Duke of Gloucester Award
  • Newton on Trent Garden Village a first for rural sustainability
  • The discovery of an ancient complex in Thessaloniki ignites old debates
  • New Arup report reveals best and worst scenarios for the future of our planet
  • Unison: ‘Army’ of council workers lost to austerity cuts
  • IMHO piece by John Quinton Barber on authentic approach to planning application consultation
  • Historic Gosport fort goes back on the market for £5.5m after failed development
  • Fire at former Bilston Technical College site treated as suspected arson
  • Pagabo invests in SMEs to shape the future of construction
  • NAO publishes report on Investigation into Starter Homes
  • Redesigning parliament to help end the Brexit deadlock
  • Social value in architecture and construction
  • 128 firms share in £30bn government framework
  • Bristol University: Student accommodation plan criticised
  • SAVE urges planners to re-think infill plan for Liverpool’s historic docks
  • Grafton Architects will receive RIBA Gold Medal 2020
  • The RIBA Stirling Prize is awarded to the UK’s best new building :
  • Planning appeals: procedural guide updated
  • Principality Commercial Finances Regeneration Of Historic Cardiff Bay Development
  • Historic monument that was smashed to pieces by drunk Army driver to be rebuilt.
  • Enormous’ block of flats at Terry’s get green light – despite objections by the National Trust and Historic England
  • Missing Banksy piece in Dover – Charlie Elphicke MP blames Historic England
  • Opinion piece: This is what’s causing Edinburgh’s housing crisis –Professor Cliff Hague
  • Legal landscape: Local authorities should consult with communities as early as possible
  • How Britain could benefit from building upwards
  • The Giger Bar: Discover the 1980s Tokyo Bar
  • Maps reveal where tourists and locals take photos in cities
  • Mayor calls for changes to business rates to save high streets
  • DBW: Living Roofs and Walls, from policy to practice
  • Four years ago, an art historian, Andrew Tallon, used lasers to digitally map Notre Dame Cathedral.
  • Work begins to protect Northampton’s Eleanor Cross from the elements
  • Contractor appointed to demolish Aberdeen school
  • Historic hall in Lee, near Ellesmere, given approval for extension
  • Oxford hall to make use of former St Giles’ bank
  • Tenby ‘Town Walls Preservation Trust’ project moving along
  • How Manchester’s most secretive building has been transformed into a food and drink destination
  • Northwich artist shines spotlight on town’s historic buildings
  • What a Westminster bubble! Plans for their £175million stand-in home while the Commons is refurbished
  • Plague house is preserved as a listed building in Grantham
  • Oldest riding school in England getting makeover
  • Graphic designer Abram Games commemorated with London blue plaque
  • Aggregate industries helps bring historic mill back to former glory
  • Partnership to enable development of derelict Birmingham site
  • Global giant Netflix to set up UK base in Kent
  • A sky bar overlooking the Mersey could be coming to a derelict Liverpool landmark
  • … NAO on whether the apprenticeships levy provides value for money
  • ‘Health is greater than history’ an introduction to Edinburgh’s social housing, 1890-1945
  • What has happened to Woolworths’ stores 10 years after closure?
  • The Queen’s Paradox- how did a University prompt the conservation movement, and how does it care for its buildings today?
  • Chilling discovery: ice house found under London street
  • Every Building on Every Block: A Time Capsule of 1930s New York
  • Our buildings make this heatwave worse – here’s how to cool them down
  • IHBC 2018 Belfast School reflections: Spotlight on IHBC-led RoI’s scoping survey of local authority conservation services
  • Planning Delivery Fund: prospectus
  • IHBC’s recent Jobs etc update! 6 posts up to £150,000+ specified salaries
  • IHBC social media network passes 16000: adding 20%+ in a year, and 100% in 3!
  • Grants from the Castle Studies Trust
  • Blending the old and the new- how and why (and why not)?
  • High Street Heroes Awards Announced in Scotland
  • Construction Declares Climate and Biodiversity Emergency

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