FOUR TOWNS at 50: Bath, York, Chester and Chichester

Friday and Saturday 4-5 October 2019, The Assembly Room, Chichester
This special 2 day conference organised by the Chichester Conservation Area Advisory Committee marks the 50th anniversary of the Four Towns Studies in 1969.

These Studies were instrumental in starting to understand the value of historic places for how to plan places for the future. These test-bed studies were intended to "... produce solutions for specific local problems and to learn lessons of general application to all our historic towns."  This period heralded the start of conservation areas being designated and the formal recognition that groups of otherwise unremarkable buildings can create a unique character in our historic cities, towns and villages.
Speakers include key people from each of the four towns and cities, and the conference will examine the effects that the Studies have had on both the towns, but also conservation areas nationally today. See the detailed programme and booking details below: