What Is Heritage Counts?
'Heritage Counts' is an annual survey of the state of England's historic environment. It is produced by English Heritage on behalf of the Historic Environment Forum (HEF).
Each year 'Heritage Counts' explores the social and economic role of the historic environment and focuses on a different theme. The theme of 'Heritage Counts 2012' is heritage and resilience.
There is a national report and nine regional reports which outline the key changes in each English region.
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Heritage Counts 2012 - Heritage and Resilience
This year Heritage Counts looks at resilience in the historic environment, with research into how organisations and people involved with heritage are able to adapt, anticipate and respond to difficult and changing circumstances.
'Heritage Counts 2012' explores the theme of resilience in various pieces of research.
- A broad look at how heritage can contribute to the resilience of the economy and where, in a challenging economic environment, new opportunities can be found for income generation.
- Examining resilience at an organisational level to see how those involved with heritage are able to better deal with changing circumstances. This is based on interviews with a number of organisations.
- A look at how Building Preservation Trusts (BPTs) and heritage builders are faring in the current economic climate.
2012 also marks 10 years since we first reported on many of our indicators for the historic environment. This year's report therefore also includes analysis of ten-year trends and examines how the heritage sector has evolved since 2002.
We would be very grateful if you could please spare a few minutes to fill out our survey evaluating the 2012 Heritage Counts Report.
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Hard copies of the national 'Heritage Counts 2012' report can be ordered from English Heritage Customer Services on 0870 333 1181.