Fifty Years of Conservation Areas

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Are the streets now paved with gold? The first Conservation Areas were designated in 1967, today at the golden anniversary there are some 10,000 sites. The presentation will explore the origins, variety and some challenges for the future. The wider planning history offers insights into colourful individuals, dramatic events and some links to the very doorstep of Gresham College.

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This event was on Wed, 07 Jun 2017

Professor Simon Thurley, former Provost of Gresham College

Professor Simon Thurley CBE

Visiting Professor of the Built Environment

Professor Thurley is a leading architectural historian, a regular broadcaster and was, for thirteen years and Visiting Gresham Professor of the Built Environment.

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Desmond FitzPatrick

Mr FitzPatrick is Chairman of the City Heritage Society

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