HTF is pleased to report that the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) have funded an academic debate into the emergence and implications of localism across the heritage and planning sectors. The event will be hosted by HTF partners Bircham Dyson Bell, and led by Steven Bee of Steven Bee Urban Counsel. The keynote speaker is Clive Betts MP, Chair of the Department for Communities and Local Government Select Committee. The event includes presentations from leading academics and practitioners in the field and will result in a set of academic papers around localism. The event will be held on 1 March and is by AHRC invitation; papers and outcomes will be available on the HTF website shortly thereafter.