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Futurebuild: Bringing together the brightest minds

Futurebuild's renowned conference programme with headline sponsor, Construction Innovation Hub is back. The conference takes place over three days with each day focusing on a key theme. The themes include, Ambition Beyond COP26, Leading Transformative Change, and towards a healthier, happier place for all in a zero-carbon world.

At the conference there will be a chance to explore some of the key issues around closing the gap between ambition and delivery; ensuring resource efficiency; investing in people; ensuring a resilient zero carbon financial future; improving the quality of our buildings to create infection resilient environments; examining what levelling up really means; resolving energy supply and demand and successfully retrofitting our building stock; living in a sustainable relationship with nature and exploring the future of building design to respond to the climate and ecological emergency.

Levelling up

With levelling up firmly in the media spotlight one of the conference sessions asks ‘What should ‘levelling up’ really mean. This session will explore what making levelling up should and could be in practice and what role those in the built environment should contribute.

RTPI Head of Policy Practice and Research, Richard Blyth FRTPI will be speaking at the event. Richard said: “Planners bridge the gap between ambitions to level up and real projects that provide homes, encourage inward investment and enable community life. Government cannot reduce regional disparities without the support of planners because they have a unique, strategic overview of their place: they ensure that residents and businesses can access public services and infrastructure by co-ordinating investment in health, education, transport and the local economy.

“Used to its full potential, good planning delivers the right development in the right places without requiring new layers of administration, top-down permission or special funding from government.”

When is it taking place?

The conference takes place from 1 – 3 March at the Excel Centre in London. You can take a look at the conference programme here, including the session on levelling up which takes place on Wednesday 2 March at 13:30pm.

Register today and be the first to hear the full programme and speaker line-up.


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