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THE FUTURE OF SEASIDE TOWNS

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The seaside is unique, but many of the fragile remnants from its heyday are not well understood and appreciated, sa...
The seaside is unique, but many of the fragile remnants from its heyday are not well understood and appreciated, says English Heritgage.

It will be hosting a conference to bring together experts to explore how and whether the historic character of seaside resorts can be better protected and play a role in their renaissance.

Academics, social historians, policy makers and individuals with an active role in regeneration will discuss how seaside communities can reinvent themselves, highlight the problems and challenges, debate what sort of balance needs to be struck between heritage and contemporary experiences, and consider the practical measures needed to ensure the future of the historic core of these places.

English Heritage senior investigator Allan Brodie said:

'Many seaside towns have suffered a downturn in prosperity marked by physical, environmental and community decline. Very often, the historic fabric that made these towns distinctive is under pressure to adapt to changing holiday tastes and at risk from inappropriate development.'

Conference programme

Regeneration & transport

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