Back to the Future: the next 50 years of Conservation Areas


IHBC London Branch Day Conference, Tuesday 3rd October 2017

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

Chairman for the morning session:   David McDonald,   IHBC President



09.35 Welcome and opening address    DAVID McDONALD, IHBC President
09.45 Keynote Address    IAN HARVEY, Director, Civic Voice
10.15 Gone with the Windows   Are conservation areas losing character?    DUNCAN McCALLUM, Historic England
10.45 COFFEE
11.10 Word on the Street   Urban design and heritage    NICHOLAS BOYS SMITH, Create Streets
11.40 Management Tools   Article 4 Directions and more    HARRIET BELL, London Borough of Enfield
12.10 Politics   Heritage and Brexit    JOHN PENDLEBURY, University of Newcastle
12.40 Discussion
13.00 LUNCH



Chair for the afternoon session:   Rosemarie MacQueen MBE

14.00 Lessons from the North   Conservation areas in Newcastle    IAN AYRIS, Newcastle City Council
14.30 Engaging Communities   Kentish Town Neighbourhood Plan    ANGELA KOCH, ImaginePlaces and ROGER WINFIELD, Kentish Town Neighbourhood Forum
15.05 TEA
15.30 Lessons from the South   Consevation Areas in Horsham    CHARLES WAGNER, Built Heritage Consultantcy and EDDIE BOOTH, The Conservation Studio
16.00 Shock of the New   Post-war designations    ELAIN HARWOOD, Historic England and CATHERINE CROFT, Twentieth Century Society
16.30 Discussion
16.50 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.