Kent has rich historic and cultural environments that are important assets but are we doing enough to creatively manage them and to maximise the heritage potential for inward investment and building visitor economies?
As in many places, Kent suffers from modern day challenges of traffic, under-maintenance, and bland modern architecture that have undermined the potential and value of these special places. How can the 21st Century Conservation Area change and develop? How can new designs add to the character and identity of the place? How can historical and cultural assets be managed and sustained through creative re-use? What is the role of designers in heritage and culture-led re-presentation of places? What new forms of collaboration can maximise the potential of historic and cultural places? These are some of the questions this conference aims to explore.
We will hear from architects, conservation managers, landscape designers, brand specialists, planners and tourism strategists about how they plan, manage, sustain and design the heritage and cultural potential of place.
By the end of the Conference you will have:
- Introduced to innovative ways of managing heritage and cultural assets to support inward investment
- Examined local examples where context, creativity of design and new cultural uses have enhanced the identity of a place
- Understood the process of re-presenting a place through heritage and culture
- Informed on how to plan for change in Conservation Areas with a focus on assessing new designs in historic fabrics
- Understood the collaborations necessary to bring about positive change in areas of historical and cultural interest.
This conference is free for Kent Design members within their membership package allocation.
Members can book places by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information can be found at www.kentdesign.org.
If you would like to find out more about how your organisation can become a member of Kent Design please contact email@example.com
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Kent Design is a collaborative programme of events to support quality in the built environment, throughout the South East.
Building on an initiative started by the Kent Planning Officers Group (KPOG) and managed by Design South East, Kent Design has introduced a programme of roundtable meetings, conferences, seminars and training sessions to discuss, learn and debate key issues - together shaping a better future for Kent and Medway.