Edinburgh New Town and the new towns in Scotland, 1767-2017: Reflecting on 250 years of urban heritage

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


Scotland is celebrating the 250th anniversary of Edinburgh New Town in 2017 and several academic and cultural events have been scheduled for the spring. The significance of this cultural heritage of the eighteenth century and the importance of conservation will be reflected over in Edinburgh, as several recent urban transformations remain controversial. In keeping with the celebrations of the city’s anniversary, an interdisciplinary conference will be held at the University of Picardie Jules Verne, in Amiens, on 5-6 October 2017. It is organised by the CORPUS (Conflits, Représentations et Dialogues dans l’Univers Anglo-Saxon) Research Team and the Institut Universitaire de France, with support from the University of Edinburgh. I will be delivering a paper on "Commerce and Conservation: Edinburgh New Town 1850-1950"
Period6 Oct 2017
Event typeConference
LocationAmiens, FranceShow on map


  • Edinburgh
  • Architectural History
  • Urban design
  • architectural conservation
  • shopping