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Heritage and conservation: making better places - Birmingham - CPD MASTERCLASS

Tuesday, 15 September 2020 at 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Etc venues, Maple House, 150 Corporation Street, Birmingham, B4 6TB, UK
RTPI Training

   Delegate numbers are restricted to enhance learning outcomes


Course Aim

Conserving and enhancing the historic environment is an integral element of sustainable development. Local heritage and archaeology can affect project programmes and have an impact on the design of a development. This masterclass will provides an overview of relevant legislation and practical advice to achieve balance and deliver successful projects which include heritage assets or archaeology.

Through a combination of expert trainer input, discussion and group work, you will:

  • Apply the legislation and policy governing the historic environment in England, including Conservation Areas;
  • Gain insight into what designated and undesignated heritage assets are, the setting of heritage assets and how they are assessed;
  • Understand analysis techniques including Heritage Statements and Heritage Impact Assessments.

RTPI Core CPD LogoCore CPD Framework:

- Design

- Ethics and Professionalism

Our trainer: Edmund Simons


Ed Simons is reader in cultural heritage management at the University of Dundee and Heritage Director of the Discovery 100 Antarctic science project. He has over 25 years of experience in heritage planning, management, interpretation, development, tourism and conservation.

Before becoming an academic for many years he was a heritage consultant and led successful heritage teams for archaeological practices and the world’s largest environmental consultancies. He has worked all over the world on projects large and small on sites ranging from colonial fortresses on remote tropical islands to great houses and palaces. He spent many years managing projects in a highly commercial and competitive engineering and infrastructure environment. This entailed creating successful teams from widely different disciplines to collaborate on projects of immense complexity.  He still keeps his hand in with small-scale planning cases, it fascinates him!

Past delegates said ...

  • "Ed was great, really engaging and knowledgeable" Heritage and conservation: making better places (02.05.19)
  • "I really enjoyed the topic and it was a very friendly and interactive course" Heritage and conservation: making better places (02.05.19)


The RTPI supports the adoption of all 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and this course specifically supports:

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For the concessions rate, you need to be a student, unemployed or retired.

*Early bird price for all training events is 15% off if you book by the end of February 2020*

Please note all training events will be open for registration from 09:00 until 09:30.

All bookings are self-service and if you are a member you will need your membership number and password to login.

If you are having difficulties booking please contact us on 020 7929 8400 or email

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