Are the streets now paved with gold? The first Conservation Areas were designated in 1967, today at the golden anniversary there are some 10,000 sites. The presentation will explore the origins, variety and some challenges for the future. The wider planning history offers insights into colourful individuals, dramatic events and some links to the very doorstep of Gresham College.
For all information about this free public lecture by Professor Simon Thurley, Desmond Fitzpatrick & Lester Hillman, please visit the Gresham College event's page: gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/fifty-years-of-conservation-areas