03-05 March 2020 / ExCeL, London
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Futurebuild Blogs

Futurebuild Blogs

  • Healthy housing should not be a radical idea

    29 Apr 2019 Roland Karthaus is director at Matter Architecture, senior lecturer in architecture at UEL and a member of the RIBA Planning Advisory Group

    We have forgotten public health lessons of the 19th century – but research at HMP Berwyn provides a new evidence base 

  • So what is innovation anyway?

    Don’t panic! We’re not going to fall in to the trap of seeking to define it – other than to say: We think we’ll know it, when we see it. Or will we?

  • Clean growth means growing our national income while cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Achieving clean growth, while ensuring an affordable energy supply for businesses and consumers, is at the heart of the UK’s Industrial Strategy.
  • Over the next three days at Futurebuild, we will be introducing a series of challenges, to be explored as part of our residency at this year’s event. Come and find us next to the Innovation Zone in the Clean Growth Café.
  • The Housing Challenge: Housing wake up

    28 Feb 2019 Jane Brigshaw, Director, Design England

    Housebuilders posting record profits, Brexit looming, Government Garden Villages looking like government car parks. What is the perspective for housing? What is the perspective for the planet?

  • The Health and Wellbeing Challenge: Towards Healthier Buildings and Homes

    20 Feb 2019 Anne Godfrey, Chief Executive Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH)

    We spend the vast majority of our lives indoors - whether that is at home, a place of work or education. Whilst these places should be places of safety and sanctuary, this is not always the case.

  • Driving growth with university-business collaborations

    18 Feb 2019 Dr David Hutchinson, Impact and Innovation Development Manager at Portsmouth University and Director of the GTS cluster

    Each day at Futurebuild 2019, the Clean Growth Cafe (organised by Clean Growth UK) will host 16 small businesses who will showcase their clean growth innovations – you don’t want to miss out. Read more about Clean Growth UK and how you can get involved at the event here.

  • The Office of the Future: What can we expect to see in 2030

    14 Feb 2019 Russell Owens, Marketing Director ZIP Water UK
    We are entering a period of big change for commercial interior design, with flexible working, health and wellbeing, and sustainability increasingly becoming the top priorities for countless businesses. As we step into the future, we can only expect to see more and more innovative building and design solutions that address these developing trends
  • UN Sustainable Development Goal 13: Lucky for Investors

    08 Feb 2019 Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency and UK Commissioner to the Global Commission on Adaptation
    The UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 13 focuses on Climate Action. In our latest Time for Action blog, Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency considers the Commitment Challenge ahead of her keynote speech on the final day of the ecobuild conference.
  • Rebel Leadership: The Challenge to Achieve Real Change

    08 Feb 2019 Kirsten Henson, Director KLH Sustainability
    The challenge to achieve real change will be the focus of our rebel leadership session at the ecobuild conference next month. In our latest Time for Action blog Kirsten Henson of KLH Sustainability considers the role of rebels in creating a paradigm shift.
  • In our latest Time for Action blog Cristina Gamboa, CEO of the World Green Building Council, considers how industry can help achieve a built environment fit for the future. 


  • The Future Practice Challenge: Connecting Education, Research, Practice & Professionalism

    04 Feb 2019 Flora Samuel, Professor of Architecture in the Built Environment at Reading University

    There’s no question that universities are going through a difficult time at the moment, with reductions in recruitment and long-term under investment in both research and teaching. This means that many are failing to deliver an education that is fit for purpose. This blog ahead of The Future Practice Challenge session at the ecobuild conference will examine how we have arrived at this point and suggest a way forward.

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