02-04 March 2021 / ExCeL, London
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Opinion

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  • 798 million people live in places that have declared climate emergencies. Nicole Lazarus shares how local authorities and community groups can work together to create the transformative change we need
  • Architects have a great deal to contribute but only if everyone is involved, says the Cullinan Studio partner
  • With a General Election underway in the UK, it is vital that our next Government recognises the importance of the construction and built environment sectors.

    In order to make sure our voice is heard, Mace has published a Manifesto for Construction and the Built Environment.

  • With the next General Election just around the corner, Industry Insider focused on the party manifestos and what they will mean for the built environment. Read Futurebuild Event Director's opinion. 
  • The UK is now committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050. This welcome first step must be matched by urgent and coordinated action across all levels and departments of the next Government. We need a proper national plan and credible, funded policies to make sure we meet the 2050 target with time to spare.

  • On 12 December, registered voters will head to the voting stations across the UK to vote in a third election in five years.

    This follows a long period of deliberation about the UK’s place in European Union which raised many relationship issues relating to the built and natural environments; most notably, immigration and the UK skills shortage.

  • The identity of the next government might well be uncertain, but regardless of which party or coalition takes up the mantle on the 13 December, they must do so with a clear plan for the UK’s infrastructure. This blog sets out three clear steps that the new government must take to ensure that our society is able to benefit from the very best infrastructure networks.

  • People, places and the planet: RIBA's election manifesto
  • The built environment is awash with waste. From consumer packaging and uneaten food to construction waste, the human race has become addicted to throwing stuff away.
  • To achieve a zero-carbon future, alternative fuel supplies, including their generation and distribution, must be seriously investigated both practically and commercially. Maritime Expert Panel member, Neil Glover, discusses the opportunities for far from shore wind farms, and the opportunities for hydrogen that may result.
  • Construction will be hoping that more homes, schools, hospitals and infrastructure represent more than just key battleground on 12 December
  • Building Regulations govern all aspects of construction in the UK, but there is an increasing emphasis on energy efficiency and cutting carbon emissions from our homes.

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