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Increasing populations, environmental degradation and new technologies are impacting on the built and natural environments.
How we all respond to these changes and challenges is crucial to the future of our profession. Our opportunity is to shape and influence the world around us, improving global communities and enhancing daily life. We are now looking at trends within the marketplace for insight into how the profession can adapt – and continue serving the public interest.
Our recently launched Future of the Profession consultation focuses on five trends critical to the future of the built and natural environments:
We want to hear your views on how these drivers of change will affect our profession, and how we can overcome new challenges and maximise new opportunities.
It’s easy to assess what we do today or what we did in the past. Trying to plan for the future is a much more daunting prospect.
Help us identify the key areas for the profession to act on in the future, before the consultation ends on 16 October.
We also want you to share examples of the innovative ways you're already driving change in response to these challenges. If you’d like to share your experiences, please email us a completed case study form.
See what our professionals and industry experts are already saying about the impact of global trends like urbanisation, climate change and technological innovation.
Urbanisation is the most striking phenomenon of the last century with the world’s urban population rising by an average of 65 million people a year over the last three decades.
Will Haynes of Sustrans on how to retrofit our cities streets to enable faster, cheaper, more reliable urban journeys that can improve health.
Designing good public realms that respond to the people who use them is no walk in the park. Who are the developers and planners rising to such a challenge?
A global shortage of later-life housing is looming on the horizon. How can we build a sufficient supply of new housing for the retired?
Discover four smart city innovations already at work in cities across the world, from London to Barcelona and Singapore.
In real estate, where the ‘cash cow’ of the physical asset is still healthy, there is a reluctance to acknowledge the presence of the digital asset and what it could mean in the future.
Jo Sutherland of Magenta Associates argues that business strategies should no longer be solely concerned with revenue generation and cost-saving initiatives.
To limit global warming to less than 2°C, the built environment sector needs to cut its carbon footprint by 84 billion tonnes. Emissions from existing stock must be reduced by 80%.
World Green Building Council/International Energy Agency
Without security of tenure, millions are at risk of dispossession, crime and corruption. How is the problem being addressed?
The uncharted territories of the seabed are rich in valuable minerals. But does the effort required to get at them outweigh the benefits of deep sea mining?
By 2050, our sector needs to reduce its carbon emissions by 84 billion tonnes. It’s a big challenge, but the industry is responding.