Robert Bevan
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1. Robert Bevan

heritage & regeneration/

Robert is a qualified planner and urban designer and has a particular interest in safeguarding and regenerating historic places.

2. Chicken Tonight

heritage & regeneration/

Robert helped Turner Prize winning Assemble achieve planning for their social enterprise cafe in an historic Tottenham fire station

3. Bloomsbury reset

heritage & regeneration/

2015/16 has seen large-scale public realm studies with LDA for Camden including at Farringdon and Holborn. His urban design skills and heritage research underpinned the regeneration strategies.

4. Halifax CMP

heritage & regeneration/

Working with the Built Heritage Consultancy, Robert is preparing a Conservation Management Plan for the listed Victoria Theatre, Halifax.

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5. Pink heritage

heritage & regeneration/

The Royal Vauhxall Tavern has become the first building to be listed for its LGBTQ history with Robert’s help. He is now working on Historic England’s LGBTQ Pride of Place project.

6. Plymouth Ho!

heritage & regeneration/

A new masterplan for the city centre by LDA has been informed by Robert’s supporting narrative on the benefit for Plymouth in recognising its mid-century treasures.

7. Paradise in Birmingham

heritage & regeneration/

Robert led the team that negotiated complex heritage issues and produced EIAs and townscape and heritage statements leading to planning permission for the £450 million Paradise Circus mixed-use regeneration project.

8. Hackney Wick

heritage & regeneration/

Robert has just completed a set of heritage-led regeneration reports for the LLDC. Contact him for more info.

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9. A room of one’s own

heritage & regeneration/

London’s fine artists are struggling to find affordable studio space as property prices spiral

10. Target Heritage

heritage & regeneration/

From Mali to Bangladesh and beyond, ideology is making a target of cultural heritage

11. Home Economics

heritage & regeneration/

Robert regularly writes Heritage Statements helping home owners winning consent for changes to historic houses. He has worked across London and the south east.

12. Take a MAMO

architecture & design/heritage & regeneration/

Le Corbusier’s famous roof terrace at the Ville Radieuse is now home to an art gallery

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13. Iconoclasm as genocide warning

heritage & regeneration/

Attacks on buildings conveying cultural identity can be a warning of incipient ethnic cleansing or genocide.

14. World Heritage Convention at 40

architecture & design/heritage & regeneration/

Is the world heritage convention having a midlife crisis? Published as: World Heritage at 40: success or mess? in THE ART NEWSPAPER Number 240, November 2012

15. Fragments of the past

heritage & regeneration/

World Monument Fund and a medieval jigsaw puzzle.    

16. Druids in golf buggies

architecture & design/heritage & regeneration/travel & culture/

Denton Corker Marshall’s visitors centre for  Stonehenge.  

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17. Neues Museum, Berlin

architecture & design/heritage & regeneration/travel & culture/

David Chipperfield’s masterpiece used Bevan’s book, The Destruction of Memory as a guide to its critical reconstruction.    

18. Minaretphobia

architecture & design/heritage & regeneration/

Racism is behind the fight against building minarets in the West.

19. The Destruction of Memory

architecture & design/heritage & regeneration/

One of the ten best architecture books says The Independent.  This analysis of attacks on architecture helped define a new field of study.

20. 9/11 Memorial

architecture & design/heritage & regeneration/

High finance and low politics undermines commemoration at Ground Zero.    

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21. Conservation Reports

heritage & regeneration/

Robert also works as a consultant, producing heritage statements, CMPs, and guidance. He has been involved in the regeneration of East London and advises cultural clients, architects and private developers on their proposals for historic places.

22. Common Ground

architecture & design/heritage & regeneration/

An essay on Islamophobia and the stand-off between heritage and the  avant-garde commissioned for a critical reader accompanying the 2012 Venice Biennale.

23. Heritage Journalism

heritage & regeneration/

Journalism about historic architecture and places and issues relating to material culture, including looting and provenance and human rights, is a consistent element of Robert Bevan’s heritage advocacy.

24. Grouse Hill

architecture & design/heritage & regeneration/

Rouse Hill is a mall masquerading as a town centre. This is not the sort of urban design that the NSW government should be championing.  

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25. Hugged to death

heritage & regeneration/travel & culture/

Tourism has trashed New Orlean’s French Quarter.

26. Frank and fearless

heritage & regeneration/travel & culture/

Artist Dale Frank’s Hunter Valley home redefines quirky.

27. Cultural Genocide

architecture & design/heritage & regeneration/

Why culture should be central to the definition of genocide.

28. Hepworth & Turner

architecture & design/heritage & regeneration/travel & culture/

Chipperfield’s architectural double act. The Hepworth is a fine follow up to Berlin’s Neues Museum.  

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29. Barangaroo

architecture & design/heritage & regeneration/

Fail? One of the southern hemisphere’s costliest regeneration projects.

30. New Orleans

architecture & design/heritage & regeneration/

New Orlean’s history and identity are in danger from its misconceived rebuilding programme.