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Heritage and inclusive growth in action

Fellowship Event / Online


Online via Zoom (timing in GMT)

What role can heritage play in driving economic development and wellbeing in places?

Heritage for inclusive growth is a live agenda that speaks to both heritage and economic development practitioners and professionals, as well as local government, strategic decision makers and communities. During this period of crisis, what steps can we take together to contribute to a better future?

At the RSA, we have recently launched the final reports and resources from two heritage-focused projects:

  • Heritage for inclusive growth, published in partnership with the British Council, explores a systemic approach which brings together heritage, economic development and a wider range of inclusive outcomes – not only economic, but also social and environmental.
  • The RSA Heritage Index 2020, produced in partnership with the National Lottery Heritage Fund, is a unique tool designed to support data-led decision making on heritage at the local level in the UK.

Join this online event to learn more about the RSA’s work, and to take part in collaborative conversations about developing the role of heritage in tailored local strategies for inclusive growth.

RSA researcher Hannah Webster will present an overview of the projects’ findings and resources. Small group breakout conversations will provide an opportunity to discuss how these might apply to your work and context, as well as ways forward with people across sectors.

2020 has significantly redefined how we connect to each other, understand inclusivity and equity, advocate for our communities and allocate resources. In this context, collaborative approaches between the heritage and economic development sectors have a vital role to play in the recovery of local economies and communities.

Join us at this event to take a step forwards in this direction.

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