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The Historic Landscape: Assessing Opportunity for Change

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Sam Turner, Dr Christopher SevaraORCiD



This is the final published version of a report that has been published in its final definitive form by Historic England, 2022.

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This report presents the aims, principles, method and results of a pilot project to develop an approach that utilises Historic Landscape Characterisation (see below, section 2) as a systematic representation of the whole of the country’s historic environment when assessing how heritage can be ‘part of the solution’ to the climate change challenge. If the patterns of historic landscape and land use are regarded as part of the country’s inherited infrastructure then it also explores how elements of this could be reused and adapted in national, regional, and local responses to climate change, including when addressing the threats and effects of flooding, and when considering reversing the biodiversity crisis (for a summary of which see Lawton 2021).

Publication metadata

Author(s): Herring P, Turner S, Sevara C

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Research Report Series

Year: 2022

Pages: 167

Online publication date: 08/11/2022

Acceptance date: 24/10/2022

Report Number: 69/2022

Institution: Historic England


ePrints DOI: 10.57711/fyek-qs87

Notes: ISSN 2059-4453 (Online)