Urban development is now one of the main ways that human beings impact this planet and our built world currently accounts for 40% of all greenhouse gas emissions.
But while this may sound alarming, it in fact underlines the power that the construction sector has to make a difference. The people working and making decisions here quite literally have the ability to decide what happens next and are now turning the tide on our planet’s future.
From recycled structures and vertical farms, to smog-eating buildings and bringing nature back into some of the planet’s most notorious concrete jungles, this is how construction’s brightest minds are working to save our world.
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This video was powered by RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), as a globally recognised professional body, everything RICS do is designed to effect positive change in the built and natural environments.
The world faces a climate crisis, one which is currently on track to radically disrupt all life on Earth. The global built environment is a major contributor to this problem, meaning our profession is uniquely placed to steer the built environment towards a sustainable future.
#myfutureplanet is the RICS call to arms to the next generation, inspiring them to join us to help build the future planet, today. Surveyors play a key role in tackling the environmental crisis, creating sustainable communities, delivering essential infrastructure and ensuring the economic and social well-being of the next generation
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Narrated by Fred Mills
Additional footage and images courtesy of British Antarctic Survey, Grow to Green, Gil Meslin, Elegant Embellishments, Diller Scofidio + Renero, Jade + QA, Dan Cortese, City of Chicago, Alyson Hurt, Zero Flor America, Stefano Boeri Architects, K. Kopter, Hiroyuki Oki, VO Wrong Nghia, Kenta Mabuchi, WOHA, Google Earth, Ursula Bach, Priva, Aero Farms, Kyodo Via, Mirai, John Sturrock, MVRDV, AMP Capital, 3XN Architects, Stijn Poelstra, Alma-Nac, CarbonCure, Waugh Thistleton, Stora Enso and IES.