Guiding the profession to 2034 and beyond

Alan Jones in Basel

In the latest in our Future of the Profession series, RIBA president Alan Jones introduces his Fact Finding Mission and explains why it is time for detailed reflection and planning

Each profession must periodically renew its social contract: its deal with the wider world that enables it to operate and deliver for society. By reviewing and renewing their priorities, professions can ensure they have the knowledge and skills to tackle society’s biggest issues – and now it’s our turn.

In recent years we’ve faced unprecedented challenges: building safety crises, worsening public health and wellbeing, global climate and biodiversity emergencies and a pandemic that’s leaving a lasting effect on how we live and work. We need to be able to adapt, to support and stay relevant in an evolving world.

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