Planning Heritage Launched the PICH project

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The PICH project will provide a comprehensive assessment of the impact of fundamental reforms in urban planning and governance on the historic built environment and place identity.

Urban planning and governance systems mediate conflicting interests over the built historic environment with significant implications for the cultural heritage and collective place identity. The cultural meaning of places maybe revealed, enhanced or exploited by planning and governance of urban development, or it can be swept away completely by planning decisions that reflect other policy priorities and interests.