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Behaviour and the Built Environment - Report Launch with Richard Rogers

Behaviour and the Built Environment - Report Launch with Richard Rogers

28th March 2017
1600 - 1800

Baroness Whitaker of Beeston and Lord Rogers of Riverside request the pleasure of your company at the launch of the Design Commission’s inquiry report, at the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Room, Houses of Parliament, on Tuesday 28th March at 4pm.

Please RSVP here.

The launch will focus on the relationship between design, the built environment and human behaviours and the report focuses on four main themes that emerged from the Design Commission's evidence sessions:

  • healthy behaviours
  • environmentally sustainable behaviours
  • socially cohesive behaviours
  • productive, innovative and creative behaviours

By setting out a list of core recommendations for central government, local and devolved administrations, and the private and third sectors, this report will show how placing the behaviour of people at the heart of the built environment directly contributes to better design principles.

The keynote speech will be given by Lord Rogers of Riverside.

Afternoon tea will also be served.

The report and launch are kindly funded by the BRE Trust - the largest UK charity dedicated specifically to research and education in the built environment.

Set up in 2002 to advance knowledge, innovation and communication for public benefit, the Trust uses all profits made by the BRE Group to fund new research and education programmes that will help to meet its goal of ‘building a better world together’.

The Trust commissions research into the challenges faced by the built environment and publishes project findings which act as authoritative guidance to the construction industry. Through its activities, the Trust aims to achieve:

  • A higher quality built environment
  • Built facilities that offer improved functionality and value for money
  • A more efficient and sustainable construction sector with a higher level of innovative practice.

In collaboration with academia and industry, the Trust awards scholarships and bursaries to PhD and MSc students, and provides financial support to the Chairs of five University Centres of Excellence.

Photo credit - Mike Kniec