This report was compiled by the Historic Environment Division in 2010 to summarise significant work under way at that time to realise the potential of the city’s heritage for regeneration. It was published in support of the city’s bid to become UK City of Culture in 2013.
In the subsequent period the benefits of this investment have been felt particularly through rising visitor numbers to the city with The Derry Walls and Guildhall consistently in the top ten visitor attractions to Northern Ireland. The historic ‘Walled City’ has remained a key part of the city and region’s tourism marketing.
In 2018 the Department for Communities, Council and Inner City Trust (ICT) worked to build upon these developments and hosted a major conference looking at heritage led regeneration. This resulted in recommendations to guide future partnership working.