To help you find key advice and news from UK heritage networks, 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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.