The UK faces many problems: the economy is sluggish, there’s a shortage of new homes, our population is becoming older, we are less physically active causing strain on the NHS and there are too few schools, many of which are in disrepair. Similarly, the effects of climate change and extremes of weather are having a major impact on our everyday lives.
Addressing these challenges will undoubtedly be a priority for the next government. Focusing on architecture and the built environment, we can help to resolve these pressing issues - improve the places we live, work and play in the long term.
Building a Better Britain was the RIBA's manifesto for the UK's 2015 general election.