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People, Place, Planet

Marmalade Lane Cohousing by Mole Architects, winner of a RIBA East Award 2019 and RIBA National Award 2019

People, Place, Planet

Join us for a series of online events focused on the climate emergency and the built environment

Join the Royal Institute of British Architects this autumn for a series of online events and activities delivered by our members and teams across the country, to bring focus to the climate emergency, sustainability, and the built environment.

All are welcome to attend, learn, share knowledge and be inspired to make the changes needed to tackle the climate emergency, so that we can all play our part in addressing this global crisis.

Browse the event series below and watch the recap of last year's programme, or learn more about how you can play your part by taking our 2030 Climate Challenge.

Banner image: Marmalade Lane by Mole Architects, photographed by David Butler.


18 November 2020, 5.00pm to 6.30pm

Modern tropical architecture

Raymond Quek, Architecture Course Leader at Norwich University of the Arts, discusses the materials and construction of modern tropical architecture.

England - East
Thursday 19 November 2020, 2pm to 3pm

LETI’s climate emergency design guide

An online networking event designed to create dialogue, discussion and guidance from the RIBA South/South East Sustainability Group.

England - South / Southeast
23 November to 27 November 2020

RSAW Annual Conference 2020 - Reduce Reuse Recycle

This year’s RSAW Annual Conference will take place virtually between Monday 23 and Friday 27 November. Local and international industry experts will share thought-provoking, best practice exemplars and case studies. We will gain an insight into how the architectural profession can work together to reduce waste and design within the limits of our environment.

25 November 2020, 5.00pm to 6.30pm

Materials in a Passivhaus world

Alex Honey from Enhabit, who design low energy buildings and retrofits, will discuss materials in the context of Passivhaus.

England - East
8 December 2020, 5.00pm to 6.15pm

The Green Agenda - unpicking the barriers to change

Construction Declares in conjunction with Architects Declare invites you to a series of multi-disciplinary meetings around the UK, open to all.

England - East
10 December 2020, 2pm to 3pm

How to calculate embodied carbon in structures with Mark Goodbrand

An online networking event designed to create dialogue, discussion and guidance from the RIBA South/South East Sustainability Group

England - South / Southeast

2019 RIBA London Sustainable Architecture Festival

For last year's events, in September 2019, we took over Oasis Farm Waterloo for our first ever RIBA London Sustainable Architecture Festival.

The event attracted over 600 people of all ages, and helped celebrate, encourage and inspire sustainable architecture. RIBA Members spoke on a range of topics, including Passivhaus, flood resilience and rewilding. Thanks to Tame Design, a talented team of young architects, who recorded last year's talks programme in the videos below.

Take the 2030 Climate Challenge

If you're a RIBA Chartered Practice, sign up to the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge: a series of targets for practices to adopt to reduce operational energy, embodied carbon and potable water. You can also learn more about what the RIBA is doing to tackle the climate emergency by exploring our climate action content.

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