Conservation vs Evolution

Conservation vs Evolution

SCT 50th Anniversary debate: Conservation vs Evolution

Date: Wednesday, 14th June 2017 from 7pm.

Venue: Glasgow City Heritage Trust, 54 Bell Street, Glasgow.

Organiser: Scottish Civic Trust.

Do conservation areas hold back or encourage positive development?

We all agree that the protection and enhancement of Scotland’s conservation areas are important although some of us may be concerned that this statutory requirement of local authorities is not being met in many cases. However, as pressure increases to build in urban areas, might there by a case for a loosening of some of the restrictions that planning law places on new developments in and around conservation areas? Is heritage management compatible with innovative and bold modern architecture? Are we stifling creativity and radical design by holding onto long-cherished heritage principles? How do we best deal with new design in historic settings?

These are just some of the issues our panel of experts will be discussing and debating with the audience. It promises to be a lively event.


  • Peter Drummond, Peter Drummond Architects
  • Gerry Hogan, Collective Architecture
  • Alasdair Tooze, Hoskins Architects
  • Jocelyn Cunliffe, Gray, Marshall & Associates

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