22nd June 2017, Harlow Civic Centre

Harlow celebrates its 70th birthday in 2017 and holds an important place in both the legacy and future of new towns.


09.45 Welcome Harlow Council & Civic Society

10.00 Sabine Coady Schaebitz, Coventry University

10.20 Elain Harwood, Historic England: Why New Towns Matter?

10.45 Discussion and Q&A

11.10 Wither Harlow’s Heritage? (PDF file) John Curry, and colleagues from Harlow Civic Society

11.40 Christine Hui Lan Manley, Woods Hardwick Architects, Civil Engineers & Development Consultants: Harlow and Gibberd’s Ambition for ‘Urbanity’ (PDF file)

12.05 Hilary Kolinsky, Director at McCaren Architecture: Post-war architecture and planning – unloved and unappreciated? (PDF file)

12.30 Discussion and Q&A

13.50 Tour of Water Gardens, John Curry, Harlow Civic Society

14.15 Workshops on New Towns Heritage: 

Master Planning (PDF file) (Mike Taylor, Heritage Consultant)

Engaging Young People (Stacey Kennedy, Vivacity Peterborough and Noël James, MKCDC)

Regeneration (PDF file) (Hilary Kolinsky & Alison Fox, Head of Regeneration Harlow)

15.30 Tour of Harlow led by Harlow Civic Society/Friends of Harlow Sculpture

16.30 Reception at the Gibberd Garden

16.45 Plenary

17.00 Exploration of House and Garden

17.20 Performance by Raze the Roof

17.35 Continue exploration of House and Garden