Brings together leading thinking on issues of new professional practice and on the future of a sustainable built environment
This book focuses on both construction and development issues, and examines how we can transition to a sustainable future by the year 2050–bringing together leading research and practice at building, neighbourhood, and city levels. It deftly analyses how emerging socio-economic, technological, and environmental trends will influence the built environment of the future. The book covers a broad spectrum of interests across the scales of buildings, communities and cities, including how professional practice will need to adapt to these trends. The broader context is provided by an analysis of emergent business models and the changing requirements for expert advice from clients.