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18:00 - 19:00 9 October 2014

Sustainable Development = Heritage Unlimited


Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Ticketed

Speaker information

Dennis Rodwell, Consultant arthitect-planner, MA, DipArch(Cantab), RIBA, FRIAS, FSA Scot, FRSA, IHBC, is based in south-east Scotland and practices as a consultant architect-planner. He works internationally in the field of cultural heritage and sustainable urban development, focused on the promotion and achievement of best practice in the management of historic sites and cities. Previously a principal in private architectural practice, he has also served in local government posts as architect, conservation officer, urban designer, principal planner and project manager, and successfully promoted the rescue of a number of historic buildings at risk. He writes and publishes widely on the theme of conservation and sustainability in historic cities.

The inaugural Nigel Seeley Memorial Lecture of the 2014/2015 series will be delivered by Dennis Rodwell

This lecture is by way of a personal exploration of the four key values we inherit from a broad definition of urban heritage: resource (embodied energy + financial); usefulness (ongoing + potential for creative reuse); community (sense of place, belonging and well-being); and cultural (‘architectural or historic interest’ being the relevant UK determinant). Of these, the heritage construct addresses the last; the others only in passing if at all. In a wider sense, heritage conservation may be considered to have seriously underachieved through being treated as a discrete, linear process, not as part of a wider set of dynamic systems. This lecture will explore the commonalities that would place heritage centre stage in today’s global agendas and provide pointers to the key linkages that have still to be forged.


Ellie Jones
+44 (0)20 7679 9027 | energy-events@ucl.ac.uk


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