About the Network

The purpose of the AHRC New Towns Heritage Research Network is to share research and policy on the architectural heritage value of the Post War New Towns in the UK and Mainland Europe.

The Network brings together international researchers and policy makers from universities, government, and the community sector who are studying this built heritage, and are engaged in policy debates about its value.

The project

The project is organisinge a programme of three UK-based New Town Heritage Research Seminars, one European New Towns Seminar in the Netherlands, and a Plenary Conference at the conclusion of the project to be held in 2018. The seminars are aimed at New Town researchers and policy makers, not just from universities but also from government and from the community sector in New Towns which has often accumulated a significant amount of original research and data.

Plenary conference

New Towns Heritage: Post-War Legacy and 21st Century Future
Plenary Conference of the New Towns Heritage Research Network

Thursday 5th July 2018, 09:30 – 17:00
Coventry University, Technology Park, Coventry, UK


  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Milton Keynes Council
  • Vivacity
  • International New Towns Institute (INTI)