To help you find key advice and news from the UK Heritage Network, we have collated articles and links to texts here. This list is updated regularly. All updates are documented in our newsletter, so please sign up to keep updated. 

Heritage Updates

Part of the Europa Nostra publications for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, this Learning Kit is for heritage civil society organisations.

Europa Nostra Learning Kit: Awareness Raising and Advocacy

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Read about this year's winners of the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards, including the front feature, 'Project Iron Bridge', a UK winner in the category of Conservation. 

European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards Laureates 2020

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The World Travel Organisation describes how destinations must  account for tourism’s hidden costs, referred to as the “invisible burden”, to protect and manage vital destination assets worldwide. Failing to do so puts ecosystems, cultural wonders, and community life at increasing risk, and places the tourism industry on a weak foundation that could crack under its own weight (2019).  

Destinations at Risk: The Invisible Burdens of Tourism 

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The Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission is an independent body set up to advise government on how to promote and increase the use of high-quality design for new build homes and neighbourhoods.

In its final report, ‘Living with beauty’, the Commission has set out its recommendations to government.

Living with beauty; promoting health, well-being and sustainable growth

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Heritage and the Economy examines the economic aspects of heritage conservation and presents evidence on the numerous ways that the historic environment contributes to the national economy and to local economies.

Heritage and The Economy 2019

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Published in 2017, this guide provides a wealth of information that may be useful for those considering or carrying out a heritage regeneration project. 

HERITAGE WORKS A toolkit of best practice in heritage regeneration

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Part of the Europa Nostra publications for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, this Learning Kit is for heritage civil society organisations.

Europa Nostra Learning Kit: Fundraising

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Building on the British Council's 2018 report, this explores how best to reconcile the divide between economic growth and rising inequalities, utilising and supporting heritage assets and activities to create sustainable, equitably distributed growth and to enable the development of inclusive place-based identities.   

RSA Heritage for Inclusive Growth

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This new addition to the annual Heritage Counts, completes the trio of reports which highlight the value of heritage. Heritage and the Environment explores the key aspects affecting England’s natural and built environments and the relationships that exist between them. 

Historic England Heritage Counts: Heritage and the Environment 2020

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This Historic England advice note covers the National Planning Policy Framework requirement for applicants for heritage to describe heritage significance to help local planning authorities to make decisions on the impact of proposals for change to heritage assets.

Statements of Heritage Significance: Analysing Significance in Heritage Assets

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This article, written by Sabine Coady Schäbitz, associate professor in architecture at Coventry University, 

places the history of a shared European heritage into the context of post-Brexit UK.

Can the Heritage of Europe help to integrate the UK?

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Part of the Europa Nostra publications for the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, this Learning Kit is for heritage civil society organisations.

Europa Nostra Learning Kit: Citizen Engagement and Education

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This 2018 British Council Report examines how cultural heritage can contribute to inclusive growth, working with and for all levels of society in order to reconcile the divide between economic growth, and rising poverty and inequality.

Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth

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This 2020 report is the first to examine the cultural, environmental and financial benefits to UK life from diverse UNESCO designations, and their active contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals. 

The National Value of UNESCO Designations to the UK 

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This SPAB Briefing aims, through the words of some of the leading practitioners in the field, to bring clarity to the methods, materials and debate that will help ensure our historic buildings continue to be sustainable into the future.

Energy Efficiency in Old Buildings

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Our Place in Time is Scotland’s strategy for the historic environment. It sets out a vision of how our historic environment can be understood, valued, cared for and enjoyed.

A Guide to Climate Change Impacts

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