As the profession changes at a rate faster than ever, keep abreast of market trends and insights, and explore the latest training and events.
If UN predictions come even close to true, then two thirds of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050 – that’s 6.5 billion people.
We’ve known since our RICS Futures programme in 2015 that our profession must create better environments for increasingly urban future generations. The need to address the urgent requirement for more food, shelter, water and power is extreme – time is running out.
Our sector is best placed to meet these needs, but we must adapt our skillsets and business models and embrace rapidly advancing technologies.
As your professional body, this project – the Future of the Profession – marks the next step on our ongoing journey to provide you with the tools to navigate the changing market, in the interests of both your businesses and society at large.
Our initial consultation ran from July to October 2018. We will be sharing the initial findings with you in the coming months. We will be using your feedback to provide an analysis of the immediate challenges facing the profession, together with longer-term opportunities and threats to consider. In the meantime, please continue to engage with us:
To help you discover more about the issues changing the surveying profession, we’ve already started developing a suite of articles, resources and courses on the topics and trends of urbanisation, technological innovation and the natural environment.
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.
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?
See what our professionals and industry experts are already saying about the impact of global trends like urbanisation, climate change and technological innovation.
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.