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RIBA North East Sustainable Futures Forum Inaugural Event

RIBA declared a climate emergency in June 2019. This presents a huge opportunity for the architectural profession to demonstrate thought leadership and proactively engage in making a better future.

RIBA declared a climate emergency in June 2019. This presents a huge opportunity for the architectural profession to demonstrate thought leadership and proactively engage in making a better future. So, let’s be clear, environmentally conscious design is not for one off projects. It is for every project.

But when new standards and reports are clamouring for your attention each and every day, it could be a full-time job just reading all the documents – never mind doing any work. Put simply, the deluge is overwhelming, and it can leave your head spinning. In the end it feels like the odds are stacked against us.

Faced with so many challenges, it can be difficult to make informed, intelligent decisions. But a problem shared is a problem halved.

RIBA North East Sustainable Futures Forum is here to provide a unique and safe environment where we can share experiences, learn from each other and improve daily practice.

By getting out of our respective silos, we can support and challenge each other. The Sustainable Futures Forum is the place where you can clarify your thinking, renew your passion and empower your daily practice. It is also a place where we can develop a shared language, find tools, improve skills, create targets and forge a new path together.

We are inviting you to the inaugural event of the Sustainable Futures Forum. Join us if you want to make a difference.

We will introduce the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge and share some ideas about how the Sustainable Futures Forum can support the region. Then it’s over to you.

If the forum is to succeed, it needs to provide you with the right support, and to do this we need your help. That’s why we will also want to hear about your biggest obstacles and challenges right now, so that we can create a clear set of goals and objectives for the next 12 months.