Building towards a sustainable future

Concrete = carbon. A revolution is needed in how we plan and build. Integrated planning across transport, buildings and land. Smarter construction.
The World Cities Summit
International conference on public governance and the sustainable development of cities.
Our New Magazine – Connected Places
How is digital twin technology changing how we think about everything from cities to railway stations? How will the third age of flight change our skies and the airports of the future? And how are UK cities thinking out of the box to fund net zero investment?
Episode 01
Urban Planning
In this first – extended – episode of Connected Places, Professor Greg Clark speaks to the most recent Chief Planner for England, Steve Quartermain CBE as well as the Chief Planner for Singapore, Hwang Yu-Ning. We also meet Darshana Chauhan, Founder of Coplug, a UK company specialising in social infrastructure demand management, and Nissa Shahid, Senior Urbanist and Chartered Planner at the […]
Episode 06
Real Estate
So in this episode we’ll be asking, “What now for the real estate sector?” And where might the opportunities lie for innovation in how we imagine, design and operate our buildings and physical assets? In this sixth and final episode of season one of Connected Places, Professor Greg Clark speaks to Rosemary Feenan, Executive Vice […]
Episode 12
What can the past tell us about a Net Zero Future?
In this episode we ask what we can we learn from past experience to help our transition to net-zero? How can we make sure that the massive and ambitious change ahead is one that promotes individual and societal wellbeing? How can we use our understanding of what went before us to our advantage in what’s […]
Episode 14
Building Back Better, Faster and Greener
In the 'Building Back Better, Faster and Greener' episode Prof. Greg Clark meets Amanda Clack, Executive Director at CBRE, one of the largest commercial real estate services companies in the world.
The future of green finance in the UK built environment sector
Traditional funding sources have proved insufficient to meet our growing housing demand, and the renewal of buildings to meet environmental and efficiency aims.
House builders and barriers to modern construction methods
London’s largest housing associations have committed to building as many as 180,000 homes nationwide by 2025. In this Future of Housing guest blog, Charles Glover-Short, Corporate Research at Optivo Housing, explains how modern methods of construction can help meet this target, highlights what the methods are and why the industry should be pressing for their implementation […]