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Conference

RIBA at Labour Party Conference 2019

UK government have set arbitrary building targets to tackle the housing crisis, with the current figure being 300,000 new homes a year. However, this is a sector that's struggling with a lack of new entrants, image issues and an ageing workforce; so how is the built environment going to rise the challenge it has been given? At Labour Party Conference this year, the Joint Institutes CIOB, RIBA, RICS and RTPI are bringing together the main players to ask that very question.

Breaking Down the Barriers in the Built Environment: Ensuring the UK has a Diverse Pool of Talent to Tackle the Housing Crisis

Successive governments have set arbitrary building targets to tackle the housing crisis, with the current figure being 300,000 new homes a year. But this is a sector that's struggling with a lack of new entrants, image issues and an ageing workforce; so how is the built environment going to rise the challenge it has been given?

At the Labour Party Conference this year, the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) will bring together the main players to ask that very question.

We are inviting parliamentarians, local government figures and policy experts, together with professionals and students from across the built environment, to explore the different routes into construction, architecture, surveying and planning and how they can be improved.

Our panel discussion will be chaired by Stephanie Boland, Prospect Magazine, and will explore what is already being done and what more can be done by a future government and the sector to ensure the UK has a solid, diverse and thriving pool of talented built environment professionals to tackle the housing crisis.

Confirmed panellists include:

  • Sue Manns, Vice President of the RTPI
  • Sharon Slinger FRICS, Director, Constructing Rainbows Ltd

More panellists will be announced shortly. 

Please get in touch with the RIBA Policy and Public Affairs team if you have any questions regarding the event.