Day School
Friday 19th June


Hilton Brighton Metropole, Kings Road Brighton, BN1 2FU

08:45 – 17:20 (Indicative)

Full details of timings to follow

Day School and AGM are in Regency Suite

Dinner is in Clarence Suite

08:45 – 09:15

Registration for Day School delegates. Refreshments for all delegates. NB: Full School delegates already registered do not need to re-register.


Welcomes & Launch of IHBC 2020 Day School in the Regency Suite

IHBC Chair

Morning School Chair

Keynote 1: Carol Souter

Master of St Cross College, Oxford, former Chief Executive of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)

Currently chair of the Planning Committee of the Oxford Preservation Trust, and previously guest judge for the IHBC’s Gus Astley Student Award, for 2017.

‘At a time when so many forces in society are encouraging individuals to identify themselves with particular groupings, often in opposition to others, it is more important than ever that our towns and urban centres offer spaces that encourage shared experiences for the whole community.

‘The history and architectural form of a place should guide the creation of those spaces. Engaging local people in the debate is often the key to success. So why do we find that so hard to achieve and what might help?’



Cliff Hague, past president of RTPI, and Emeritus Professor of Planning and Spatial Development at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and Chair of Edinburgh’s civic trust, The Cockburn Association.

Topic area: Urban centres and their environs, past, present and future – an international planning perspective

Jess Steele, founder and director of Jericho Road Solutions and a founder trustee of Heart of Hastings Community Land Trust

Topic area: Communities in urban revival and regeneration: A case study from Hastings and its Heritage Action Zone

IHBC spotlight 1
IHBC ToolBox Guidance Note launch: ‘Heritage considerations and opportunities Neighbourhood Planning:’
(To be confirmed)

Refreshments & Exhibition networking



Paul McTernan, MIPI, MRTPI, FRICS, Technical Director, SLR Consulting and an urban regeneration specialist

Topic area: Financial and economic considerations in public sector regeneration – Advice from an adviser

Adala Leeson, Head of Socio-Economic Analysis and Evaluation at Historic England

Topic Area: Economic evaluation in projects, bidding and assessment – Creating the evidence base for a business case, looking to the UK Treasury’s model

IHBC spotlight 2

IHBC ToolBox Guidance Note launch: Funding Opportunities for projects’ (To be confirmed)

LUNCH & Exhibition networking



Keynote 2 – Kris Declercq, Burgemeester (Mayor) of Roeselare, Flanders, Belgium

‘I was very inspired five years ago when I read the review [by British high street guru Bill Grimsey]… I needed some big reforms and shock therapy for our shop owners.’

‘It is good that a city like us has found inspiration in the UK to see how the same problems can generate creative solutions. We’re doing well, we’re doing better than other cities in Flanders, but still it’s a challenge every day. But by mixing measures, like subsidies, like giving investment incentives, we’ve seen in one-and-a-half years more than 28 new shops.’

‘It’s important when you want to change your city you don’t do it alone… Transforming cities requires leadership, strategy and teamwork.’

Rob Lloyd-Sweet, Historic Places Adviser (South East) at Historic England

Topic Area: ‘Experience’ as inspiration and opportunity in urban areas and their surroundings

Graham King: Head of Strategic Planning and Transportation City of Westminster (Retiring) and Lewes resident

Topic Area: Urban design in historic towns: Principles, observations and solutions, from Lewes to London and beyond

IHBC spotlights 3

IHBC ToolBox Guidance Note launch: ‘Design guidance, sources and resources for practitioners: An outline listing’ (To be confirmed)

Refreshments & Exhibition networking



John McLean, Architect and Director, Morgan Carn Architects

Topic Area: Brighton’s Hannington Lane – A case study in new design in sensitive settings

Jo Saady: Architect and Director, Ecotecture Ecological Design

Topic Area: Green, sustainable and environmental conservation: Practice considerations in urban contexts

IHBC spotlights 4 & 5

IHBC ToolBox Guidance Note launch: ‘Heritage values in environmental policies’ (To be confirmed)

 IHBC’s 2021 Annual School: Aberdeen – an introduction: Douglas Campbell, Aberdeen City Heritage Trust and 2021 School Committee lead


All welcome: Voting by Full Members of the IHBC only Chair: Mike Brown, IHBC President

NB: Changes to the Day School programme may be required; including speakers, the order of the speakers and the content of their contributions.

IHBC 2020 Annual School Dinner

19:45 – 23:00  Hilton Brighton Metropole, Kings Rd, Brighton BN1 2FU  Clarence Suite 

19:45 Annual Dinner
Gus Astley Student Awards & IHBC Marsh Awards

23:00 Finish

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