Responding to Opportunities and Threats
To protect the best of the past it is necessary to manage change, not try to prevent it. The historic environment we know today is a product of technical, socio-political and environmental changes in the past which continue into the present and will affect future generations.
For this reason, Historic England researches into and responds to current trends in the wider world so we can understand how they may affect the historic environment in the future.
This allows us to develop solutions to strategic threats and helps us identify opportunities for partnership working, to improve protection and increase understanding and appreciation of our shared heritage.
Our responses to opportunities and threats can be grouped into the following broad categories:
- Understanding change
- Development and land use change
- Environment and climate change
- Local management changes
- Maritime change
- Social changes