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Industry unites behind Vision for the Built Environment

Posted: 22nd April 2021

A bold new Vision for the Built Environment is published today

With contributions from over 75 industry leaders and endorsed by more than 35 cross
industry bodies spanning the UK built environment sector, the Vision describes the future we
want: a built environment whose explicit purpose is to enable people and nature to flourish
together for generations.

For the first time in our history, we have the tools and technology to work together to make
this future vision a reality and to manage the built environment in a way that addresses the
biggest challenges of our time from the climate crisis to the COVID-19 pandemic. Aligned to the UK Government’s ambition to build back better the simple yet radical Vision calls for
people and nature to be at the heart of how we design, manage, build and use our existing
built environment. We must make better decisions now to deliver a better future for all.

Simon Lawrence, Director Strategy Performance and Assurance, Infrastructure and Projects
Authority, said: “This Vision for the Built Environment continues the spirit of collaboration
between industry and government over the past year, setting out principles consistent with
government priorities and recent publications. As we move through COVID-19 recovery and
look towards COP26, the IPA will publish Transforming Infrastructure Performance:
Roadmap to 2030, setting out the collective efforts required to achieve the transformation
needed across the system of the built environment.

Read the Vision here and join the conversation on social media #BuiltEnvironmentVision