Heritage Bites: These papers from the cancelled HPA/ICOMOS AGM/Conference in Auckland last year were presented online in weekly sessions starting in February. The papers were well received and if you missed them and want to catch up you can use the following link.
Of interest to Heritage Advocates- Section 3 "Key Urban Design Qualities - the Seven Cs The Urban Design Protocol identifies seven essential design qualities that create quality urban design: the seven Cs. They are: Context, Character, Choice, Connections, Creativity, Custodianship and Collaboration. These are a combination of design processes and outcomes.
The seven Cs: -provide a checklist of qualities that contribute to quality urban design -are based on sound urban design principles recognised and demonstrated throughout the world -explain these qualities in simple language, providing a common basis for discussing urban issues and objectives -provide core concepts to use in urban design projects and policies -can be adapted for use in towns and cities throughout New Zealand.
Context... "Quality Urban Design : celebrates cultural identity and recognises the heritage values of a place
Character ... Quality urban design reflects and enhances the distinctive character and culture of our urban environment, and recognises that character is dynamic and evolving, not static. It ensures new buildings and spaces are unique, are appropriate to their location and compliment their historic identity ... Quality Urban Design : protects and manages our heritage, including buildings, places and landscapes
"Urban regeneration specialist urges Timaru to consider its heritage as part of its future" Timaru Herald Online Article
"Hazelton urged Timaru to look to neighbouring city Dunedin for inspiration, and said the most sustainable approach was looking at what it already had.
“Most of the time when we do have a building get demolished it does just become a car park because the cost of reconstruction and cost of building a new building is so great that the return people have to get from it – you can't rent things for that expense in Dunedin,” Hazelton said.
"Hazelton also spoke about the sustainable aspect of regenerating heritage buildings instead of demolishing them, and the way the Dunedin City Council had regenerated it CBD’s heritage buildings by repurposing them