Category Archives: IHBC Area of competence – All

AoU End of Year Review + Kevin Murray Talk 2018

11 December 2018

The Academy of Urbanism launches its bi-annual review event to review recent activities and find out what’s planned for the next six months.

The Review will be followed by a special talk by outgoing AoU Director Kevin Murray. Join us for the Review, the talk by Kevin Murray or both of these events.

Further details and bookings here

Inclusion, Diversity and Urban Design

12 December 2018

Built Environment professionals are often committed to the ‘public good’ in their training and practice. There is an underlying assumption that matters of social inclusion and diversity are somehow embedded sub-consciously in the way we plan, design, and manage public spaces.

However, in this event, the speakers argue that there still exists a mismatch between mainstreaming what we think and what we do when it comes to inclusive cities and inclusive public spaces. Exploring examples from the UK and Europe, the speakers aim to offer a range of practices, approaches and tools for urban designers at different urban scales to meaningfully engage with the subject of diversity and inclusion in urban design.

Further details and bookings here

ICOMOS: A focus on Africa

23 – 28 January 2019
Various locations in Africa (check the links below)

The ICOMOS international Wood Committee and the Promoting heritage for Ethiopia’s Development (PROHEDEV) Programme of the European Union are collaborating in organizing an International Symposium and Conference in Ethiopia from 23- 26 January 2019. The Symposium will not only enable participants to experience a unique and ancient culture, dating from c. 1000 BC onwards, but will provide an opportunity to see the oldest timber structures in Sub-Saharan Africa and to promote the preservation of wooden structures in Africa.

Further details here

Brick in the Granite City

6 December 2018

The Aberdeen City Heritage Trust’s Annual is hosting its Annual Lecture 2018.

The subject is “Brick in the Granite City”.

Aberdeen rightly has a world-wide reputation for its granite architecture, but brick also played its part in the construction of the city. Dr Moses Jenkins of Historic Environment Scotland is our lecturer  this year. His doctoral thesis was written on the brick industry in  Scotland and he will describe the contribution of the local brick
industry in Aberdeen.

The event is invitation only previous booking (see attached invitation).


London Branch – MATE session

28 November 2018
Lichfields’ offices, 14 Regent’s Wharf, All Saints Street, London N1 9RL

We are holding another Membership Application Training Event (from 6.00 – 8.30 pm)  the main aim of which is to assist people in upgrading their membership from either Affiliate/Associate to Full membership.

There will be a presentation from Kate Kendall, IHBC Education, Training & Standards Liaison Officer followed by small group discussions.

Kate Kendall said: ‘These events are a great way for prospective applicants to find out how to understand their skills, knowledge and experience in the context of IHBC membership criteria and accreditation.  And all this is free too, offered to anyone interested in IHBC membership as part of the IHBC’s charitable support for the care of the built and historic environment.’

To book your FREE place please email Kate Kendall

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