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Harlow New Towns Heritage Seminar
Thursday, 22nd June 2017
Harlow Civic Centre
9.00 -18.00 including Harlow tour and reception at Gibberd Garden


Harlow celebrates its 70th birthday in 2017 and holds an important place in both the legacy and future of new towns. You are invited to a seminar exploring the potential of New Towns Heritage in Harlow.


Dr Elain Harwood - Historic England
Dr Christine Hui Lan Manley - Woods Hardwick
Dr Hilary Kolinsky - Director at McCarenArchitecture


Three workshops:

  • Master planning
  • Engaging young people
  • Regeneration


The Arts and Humanities Research Council is funding this seminar as part of a series of events on New Towns Heritage.



Milton Keynes:The Design Legacy
Friday, 21st April 2017
MK Gallery, Central Milton Keynes
1400 - 1700


This year sees the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of Milton Keynes. The Fred Roche Foundation is collaborating with other bodies to arrange events to celebrate this anniversary. This seminar is one of a series of events that review the significance and achievements of the city’s development over fifty years.


The aim of the seminar was to provide an assessment of the built legacy of Milton Keynes in the context of the late twentieth century architecture and how it might contribute to future growth strategies for the city.



New Towns Heritage Seminar
Thursday, 26th January 2017
Holiday Inn, 500 Saxon Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 2HQ
0900 - 1730


The Arts and Humanities Research Council is funding a project evaluating 20th century New Towns Heritage in the UK and mainland Europe. Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre is a project partner.


Many 20th century New Towns are facing plans for growth and regeneration in the 21st century. These plans must take into consideration the existing fabric of the towns and be accompanied by debates about the value that is placed on the architectural and planning heritage of the 20th century New Towns.


Through a series of events (four in the UK and one in the Netherlands) the project, led by Oxford Brookes University and Coventry University, will establish a research network of built environment professionals, civic societies, academics and policy makers to support the heritage potential of the 20th century New Towns.


The seminar in Milton Keynes is the first in the series of events and is part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the founding of Milton Keynes.