Study Tour to Netherlands

In partnership with the European Association of Historic Towns & Regions (EAHTR) we are able to offer an opportunity to explore the management of historic towns in some of Europe's beautiful cities!

Details of the planned trip are being confirmed and members are invited to make an expression of interest by email in order that dates and bookings can be firmed up, after which a non-returnable deposit of £75 will be required.

Two dates are being considered: 4 - 6 June or 11 - 13 June 2008.

The proposed programme will begin with delegates meeting in Amsterdam at mid-day on Wednesday, leaving you to choose the best means of travel from the UK for you.

Proposed visits and presentations on shared space and other topical issues include Utrecht, Hertogenbosch, Dordrecht, Delft and Rotterdam.

Bed and breakfast accommodation, private coach travel in the Netherlands, returning to Amsterdam on Friday late pm, with all bookings and administration will be in the region of £275.00 per person.

Please email subject: 'Netherlands' by 21 December 2007 to express an interest, we will then be in touch with further details.

Other projects and events for the coming year are currently being developed. We hope to be in a position to confirm the following in the near future; see the website for details.

Cityscape 2008: contributions to the conference and seminar programme February 27-29.

Retail Development: launch of a guidance document and return visit to Princesshay, Exeter in March.

Conservation Area Management Plans: further training in partnership with UWE in April.

Transport Management: parking, road charging, Park & Ride, modal shift, ULTRA & PLT systems are all possible topics for exploration in Durham in May; including: -

Streetscape: launch of a guidance document on the theory and the practice with contributions from experts in the field.

Tourism Management: resort regeneration, sustainable tourism, the Cultural Olympics opportunity, Government support for tourism and more, to be explored at the newly restored Midland Hotel in Morecambe in June.

'Townscape in Trouble': have the conservation issues raised 15 years ago been adequately addressed and what are the new issues challenging our members? October.