Keynote Speakers

Prof. John Pendlebury

Prof. John Pendlebury, Head of School

School of Architecture Planning and Landscape

The Quadrangle, Newcastle University

Short CV:

John Pendlebury is Professor of Urban Conservation, Newcastle University. He is a town planner and urban conservationist with ten years practice experience in local government, central government and consultancy before re-entering academia in 1996. He has had many departmental and university roles, including serving as Head of School between 2008 and 2016. He undertakes work on how historic cities have been planned in the past, considering how the historic qualities of such cities were conceived and balanced with modernising forces. He also undertakes empirical and conceptual work on the interface between contemporary cultural heritage policy and other policy processes. Principal publications include Conservation in the Age of Consensus (2009) as well as the edited collections Valuing Historic Environments (2009 with Lisanne Gibson) and Alternative Visions of Post-War Reconstruction: Creating the Modern Townscape (2015 with Erdem Erten and Peter Larkham). He has around 40 peer-review journal papers and book chapters. He has received research funding from AHRC, ESRC, EPSRC, British Academy and the EU. He is currently Co-Investigator (overall lead MRI, Budapest) on the Horizon 2020 project Organizing, Promoting and Enabling Heritage Re-use through Inclusion, Technology, Access, Governance and Empowerment (OpenHeritage).


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