Last edited 21 Jan 2018

About Conservation Wiki

Conservation and development

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


Towns and cities in history

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


The country house

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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?

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


Re-use of historic prisons

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The heritage significance of the historic prison estate.


Rebuilding and reconciliation in Homs

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


Conservative surgery in Edinburgh

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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’.


Liveable Yangon

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In regions stricken by years of instability, the intangible aspects of liveability are fundamental.


Conservation and sustainable development

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Acknowledging the unique requirements of projects in historic environments.


Green belt

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Is the green belt the friend or enemy of historic buildings?


Ruchill Hospital water tower

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Restoring a severely decayed, Category A listed, hilltop Victorian water tower.


Wimpole Gothic Tower

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How to conserve a structure designed as a ruin.‎