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Applying local policies and frameworks

Now that you are familiar with the policies and frameworks that exist, you can apply them to a heritage issue in your local area.

Let’s get started

The first thing you need to do is identify a building or place in your local area that you believe has heritage significance.

Make some notes about the building or place:

  • Tell us about the background of the place.
  • State the tangible and intangible significance.
  • Explain why the place is important and for whom.

Apply the policies and frameworks

Next, use the frameworks you have identified in the previous step to assess the significance of the place.

Refer to the relevant policies and frameworks to answer these questions:

  • What are the criteria for identification and assessment of heritage in your local area?
  • How does the place meet these criteria?

Your task

Share your findings in the comments. You should clearly identify the heritage frameworks you have used and how they relate to the building or site. Try to include the following information:

  • the name of the site or building
  • an explanation about why you have chosen this site, including:
    • background information
    • architectural importance
    • the challenge(s) facing the site
  • the heritage frameworks used in your assessment
  • what you think can be done

Optional: Produce a leaflet

If you would like, take it a step further and present your information creatively as an leaflet. See Caryl’s example leaflet at the bottom of the step under the heading ‘Downloads’.

Think about:

  • who you would want to read your leaflet
  • using a clear layout with readable headings and text
  • using pictures to support your message

In the comments include a link to your leaflet (on Google Drive, OneDrive, Flickr, etc). You can find information about sharing images with other learners on FutureLearn here.

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Cities of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Why Heritage Matters

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