Edge at Futurebuild #3 - The Future Practice Challenge - Connecting education, research, practice and professionalism – 13.30, 6th March 2019

Thursday, February 21st, 2019 | Debates

futurebuild_logoReinforcing the connections between education, skills, research and professional standards to develop the future workforce we need.

If we want a sustainable built environment we need to ensure that we can deliver this through a competent, and especially environmentally competent, workforce. We need a positive vision to attract a workforce for the future. Education, skills, research and professionals standards are, or should be, closely interwoven. We need to inspire in our courses from professional education to skills training and apprenticeships, disseminate relevant research to provide an evidence base for decision making and ensure that our professional standards are taken seriously as an asset, not an obstacle. This session will explore these challenges to see how we can do better.

We will invite the audience to contribute their own suggestions and by the session end we will identify three key recommendations as the most universally applicable.

This session was developed with the Ecobuild Conference at Futurebuild.

Chair:
Sunand Prasad PPRIBA – Penoyre & Prasad

Speakers:
Flora Samuel - University of Reading & Vice President for Research RIBA
Dr Emma Wilcox - CEO Society for the Environment
Simon Foxell - The Architects Practice & author of Professionalism for the Built Environment
Alexander Wright - University of Bath

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