Some civic societies have been active for over half a century. Some are more recent. Each is different, because the character and needs of our towns and cities vary from place to place. But all share a concern to protect and improve the places where we live, work and play. They want to preserve the best of the past and to play a part in making sure that we plan and build well - and sustainably - for the future. Civic societies are open to anyone who shares their concern for quality in the built environment, good design, and care for the heritage.