Last edited 25 Feb 2018

About Conservation Wiki

Conservation of transport infrastructure

Obelisk base 290.jpg

A tapestry of continued use, new use, preservation, dismantlement, dereliction and abandonment.


The landscapes of Cambridge

Westcott House Old Court Lawn 290a.jpg

The quality of Cambridge owes as much to its open spaces as to its architectural uniqueness.


Congestion in historic cities

Tower-bridge-980962 290.jpg

The same area of road can move 4,400 people an hour by car, 14,400 by bike, or 66,000 by tram.


Homes of the South Downs

Traditional Homes of the South Downs National Park.png

Michael Scammell reviews ‘Traditional Homes of the South Downs National Park’, an introduction that will surprise, entertain and inform.


Energy efficiency and comfort

Energy Efficiency and Comfort of Historic Buildings.jpg

The proceedings of the second international conference on energy efficiency and comfort of historic buildings are made freely-available online.


Conservation and development

Urban Heritage Development and Sustainability 290.jpg

Dennis Rodwell reviews; Urban Heritage, Development and Sustainability: international frameworks, national and local guidance.


Towns and cities in history

Gardenvillages 290.jpg

1961 saw the publication of three important books about urban design that remain relevant today.


The country house

The Country House material culture and consumption 290.jpg

A collection of essays published by Historic England consider country houses from the perspective of material culture and consumption.


What makes a heritage-at-risk officer?

Lord Street Southport 290.jpg

The dogged tenacity of a detective, and the calm demeanour of a diplomat.


Re-use of historic prisons

Oxford prison malmaison 290.jpg

The heritage significance of the historic prison estate.


Rebuilding and reconciliation in Homs

Khalid ibn al-Walid Mosque 290.png

The reconstruction of damaged religious buildings has given impetus to rebuilding the city’s communities.


Conservative surgery in Edinburgh

Conservative surgery in Edinburgh 290.png

Throughout the 20th century, Edinburgh and its council wavered between ‘conservative surgery’ and more sweeping solutions.


Alacrity and planning

A planning appeal has been rejected because the appellant had not demonstrated ‘alacrity’.