The social medium Twitter is a great way to keep up with news items from various sources.
So, which are my Five ‘Follow Friday’ (#FF) suggestions I find currently most relevant to the Progressive Heritage ethos?
@EnglishHeritage – for shaping legislation parameters in the heritage sector
English Heritage often tweets reports from listed building permission appeals. These describe in detail reasons for decisions made and are a great insight into the application and interpretation of the broad guidance contained in the National Planning Policy Framework.
@STBA_UK – latest in technical research into the behaviour of traditional construction
The Sustainable Traditional Building Alliance highlight and demonstrate through research how traditional construction requires greater technical understanding when applying modern building standards, such as building control legislation.
@AECBnet – for events
The Association for Environment Conscious Building is a network of individuals and companies who promote, develop and share best practice in sustainable construction
@greenregister – for training in sustainable building techniques
The Green Register also manages a register of Eco-Refurbishers – professionals trained in sustainable upgrades of traditionally constructed buildings
@hiddenbrum – for inspiration!
A great initiative by Associated Architects with the Birmingham Post to facilitate the revealing of usually closed historic spaces in Birmingham to become open for a limited time to the public.
Other areas of the country could be similarly inspired.
Do share with us any other tweeters you may have come across which seem to contribute something relevant to the Progressive Heritage debate.