Knowledge Management is one of the RIBA's main corporate objectives. The RIBA's Strategic Development Plan 2008 - 2012 states that:
By 2010 the RIBA should be able to draw upon a high knowledge base of members and associates.
By 2012 the RIBA should be the top source of relevant knowledge and expertise internationally.
RIBA Knowledge Communities
A knowledge community is a group of people who are engaged in capturing, sharing, and applying professional knowledge. The RIBA Knowledge Communities project provides a vehicle for advancing specialist areas of interest in architecture and the built environment.
The long-term success of RIBA Knowledge Communities will be achieved through fostering active user engagement - facilitated by complementary membership of specialist areas of interest relating to architectural practice, access to collaborative tools and online resources, promoting regional and international membership, partnering with external organisations, and providing ongoing RIBA staff support.