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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.”