The RSA’s Heritage Index and research on Networked Heritage has highlighted the links between heritage and local identity, and also helped citizens, organisations and government collaborate in new ways to shape places into the future.
The Public Services and Communities team is now building a follow-up programme of work to explore in practice how heritage is a collective asset for social and economic change, with largely untapped potential to better support inclusive growth in local communities.
Networked Heritage showcases projects where heritage provides powerful connections between people and place.
The Heritage Index 2016 is a resource to inform decision-making. For all four UK nations, it consolidates over 120 data sources to provide a rich picture of heritage assets and heritage activity at the local scale. Explore the maps below, or download the data.
RSA Fellows established a network to help share and develop good practice in using the Heritage Index and Networked Heritage principles to engage local communities.
Produced in collaboration with the Heritage Lottery Fund