December round-up

Photo of a Christmas Market in Nottingham

Our final round-up of 2019 news and reports from our sectors of interest (cultural, heritage, tourism and placemaking) covers December.

Culture and creative industries: 

Glasgow has launched its draft Culture Plan – it’s now out for public consultation.

RIBA launched a sustainable outcomes guide for architects (zero carbon building etc).


The Architectural Heritage Fund released its new strategy (along with its annual report).

Cumberland Lodge, which aims to tackle social divisions, looked at how to deal with ‘difficult’ aspects of UK history, including report sections on museums.


The NLA considered the future evolution of ‘social spaces‘ in hotels in London (such as co-working spaces).

Urban regeneration and place-making:

Future of London looked at the potential of London’s waterways.

Centre for Cities published its ‘Urban Voices’ survey – asking council leaders what issues currently preoccupy them.

Power to Change analysed community businesses (village halls, community hubs etc).

And on the general election theme of regional inequality, IPPR North produced its ‘State of the North’ report a few weeks ago on that subject – lots of data and charts as well as analysis.

Happy New Year from Fourth Street!