Heritage Lottery Fund
- Dr Alan Reeve
- Prof Robert Shipley (visiting from University of Waterloo, Canada)
Total grant value: £250,000 plus expenses
Time duration: 1997-2008. Final round likely in 2010 - 2011, subject to contract
To evaluate the impact of the Townscape Heritage Initiative as a mechanism for regenerating socially and economically deprived districts and communities.
Use a set of indicators, applied to 17 sites as a sample from 150 live projects, to measure the impact of grant spending on four key regeneration themes: townscape quality, quality of life, image, and business confidence.
Too many to list here: but essentially that it is possible to predict the likely benefits of heritage-based regeneration spending across a number of potential outputs from an analysis of the benchmark conditions applying at the time of funding.
Reeve, A. R. (2004) with R. Shipley, Townscape Heritage Initiatives Evaluation: Methodology for Assessing the Effectiveness of Heritage Lottery Fund Projects in the UK, In: Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, vol 22.
Reeve, A. R. (2006) The role of area based conservation in urban regeneration: the Heritage Lottery Fund's Townscape Heritage Initiative as a case study. Submitted to the International Journal of Architectural Conservation.
Reeve, A. R. with Goodey (2006) Applying townscape evaluation in the field: the value of quick and clean methods in qualitative research fields. Submitted to the Journal of Landscape Research.
Reeve, A. R. with Shipley (2006) Townscape evaluation: developing non aesthetic criteria to monitor change in historic urban settings. Submitted to the International Journal of Urban Morphology.
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