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RICS Publishes Manifesto for the Built Environment

RICS Publishes Manifesto for the Built Environment
09 October 2023

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has launched its manifesto to inspire a roadmap for the built environment in the lead-up to the next UK General Election.

In a backdrop of skills shortages, climate change and a housing crisis, the document highlights the need for collaboration in the built and natural environment sector to deliver infrastructure that is sustainable, resilient and inclusive for all.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) hopes to lead the industry in the response to climate change by introducing new standards, guidance and toolkits that will speed up the decarbonisation of the industry


Empowering a Sustainable Future


The manifesto, titled “Empowering a Sustainable Future”, sets out a ten-point roadmap, which includes points focussed on creating safe, sustainable, and affordable homes for all, building safety, and future skills for a sustainable built environment, among other important factors.

RICS CEO, Justin Young, said: "As a leading representative of the built and natural environment sectors in the UK and globally, RICS advocates policies with solutions to some of the most critical challenges of our time. The public needs safe, sustainable, energy-efficient, and affordable homes; businesses need high-quality commercial spaces that align with the decentralised digital economy, while the industry needs a more robust pipeline of diverse talent that fulfils the skills demands of the sector so that it can deliver its goals.

"The RICS manifesto provides food for thought for the parties as they develop their policy platforms for the next General Election, and we look forward to engaging with their policy teams at the upcoming party conferences."

Picture: a photograph of an office with a curved glass wall, showing a meeting table and several chairs. Image Credit: Unsplash

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 09 October 2023


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