The Civic Use of Heritage Assets

My blog published on the website of the Built Environment Forum Scotland on 1 December 2015 arges that the "hollowing out" of local government has seriously diminished the capacity to cherish the historic environment as a civic asset.Click here to read the blog.

Community involvement in valuing and managing historic buildings and sites

Community involvement in valuing and managing historic buildings and sites http://www.befs.org.uk/news/100/49/Community-involvement-in-valuing-and-managing-historic-buildings-and-sites/d,Blog 30 January 2014.


Why do we need to mainstream the historic environment?

Why do we need to mainstream the historic environment? http://www.befs.org.uk/news/84/49/Why-do-we-need-to-mainstream-the-historic-environment/d,Blog  25 November 2013 


Benchmarking Towns

Benchmarking Towns  http://www.befs.org.uk/news/81/49/Benchmarking-Towns/d,Blog  6 November 2013


 

A Town, not just a strip

Turning NTS around

Scotland’s Living Heritage(s)

Scotland’s Living Heritage(s): A global perspective  http://www.befs.org.uk/news/66/49/Scotland-s-Living-Heritage-s-A-Global-Perspective/d,Blog 4 June 2013


Infrastructure Investment

Infrastructure Investment: truths and myths http://www.befs.org.uk/news/65/49/Infrastructure-investment-Truths-and-Myths/d,Blog  4 June 2013


Harpurhey

Conserving traditional buildings in rural Turkey

Conserving traditional buildings in rural Turkey  http://www.befs.org.uk/news/49/49/Conserving-Traditional-Buildings-in-Rural-Turkey/d,Blog  19 February 2013


Using design to promote tourism

Care and repair of citie

Care and repair of cities – David Mackay’s Molendinar Lecture, 10 January 2013  http://www.befs.org.uk/news/42/49/Care-and-repair-of-cities-David-Mackay-s-Molendinar-Lecture-10-January-2013/d,Blog   24 January 2013


European connections – Europa Nostra

European connections – Europa Nostra  http://www.befs.org.uk/news/21/50/European-connections---Europa-Nostra 28 June 2012


Putting people at the heart of places

Putting people at the heart of places  http://www.befs.org.uk/news/12/49/Putting-People-at-the-Heart-of-Places/d,Blog  4 April 2012


A vision for BEFS

A vision for BEFS http://www.befs.org.uk/news/15/49/A-Vision-for-BEFS/d,Blog 11 September 2011


 

Comparing Scotland's towns

This morning I attended the launch of a new open-access web tool that lets you analyse and compare towns in Scotland. It is easy to use and has great potential. Understanding Scottish Places (USP) is designed for use by both professionals and citizens. it covers the 479 places in Scotland with populations of 1000 or more, and has data on demography, education and health, employment and retail provision. It also provides measures of how far a town is self-sufficient, inter-dependent with other towns for jobs and services, or dependent on accessing such things from elsewhere.

Media

http://www.usp.scot/

Scotland’s small towns

Scotland’s small towns: a call to action http://www.befs.org.uk/news/29/49/Scotland-s-Small-Towns-A-call-to-action/d,Blog 12 November 2012


Small Towns in a Small Country