THE REUSE OF INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE TO HIGHLIGHTED AT MANCHESTER CONFERENCE IN DECEMBER

‘Reviving Places by Reusing Industrial Heritage’ is the title of a major two-day conference being held at the Manchester Museum of Science & Industry on 1-2 December.

An event run as part of the European Industrial and Technical Heritage (EITH) Year it is co-sponsored by Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic England and The Prince’s Regeneration Trust.

Speakers include:

Sir Howard Bernstein – Chief Executive, Manchester City Council

The chief executives of HLF, Historic England and Prince’s Regeneration Trust

Rohan Silva – Former special adviser to David Cameron and architect of the Tech City initiat

Jonathan Robinson – Journalist at The Guardian and former global director of Impact Hub

Tom Walker – Director of Cities & Local Growth Unit, DCLG

Michael Schwarze-Rodrian – Director of Networks, Ruhr region, Germany

Tom Bloxham, MBE – Chairman and Co-Founder Urban Splash developers

Rowan Moore – Architecture Critic, The Observer

The conference will appeal to anyone interested in heritage, regeneration, placemaking, cities, new uses for old buildings, sustainability and industrial history – more details available at:http://ih2015.org.uk/programme/

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