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Think Tank

Future Visions

Exploring ideas around a restorative/ net positive built environment, based on our understanding of environmental limits and social equality, and drawing on both best practice and emerging knowledge from leading practitioners and thinkers from around the globe about creating exemplary projects at both the building and neighbourhood level.

Grand Challenges

Identifying areas that need systemic change, both across the industry and at a cultural level, and then developing disruptive, collaborative responses about how change can be achieved, resulting in systems maps to show what change (and new system infrastructure) is needed to meet the grand challenge.

Exemplars Library

At the Sustainable Development Foundation our mission is to help tackle the climate and ecological emergency by driving the adoption of exemplary sustainability practices in buildings. Our library of exemplar projects demonstrates buildings which are fit for the future and being built, NOW.

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Latest News

2024 Neil May Memorial Lecture

The third Neil May Memorial Lecture will take place on Thursday 21 March at midday. Titled Mould, Damp and Health Inequalities, it will focus attention on an issue that Neil …

Footprint Architects Durley Chine Environmental Hub

Durley Chine Environmental Hub added to SDF Exemplars Library

The latest addition to the SDF’s Exemplars Library is Durley Chine Environmental Hub, a multi-functional enhancement to Bournemouth’s seafront. Its mission is to reduce waste, drive a step change in behaviour and build environmental guardianship of the coastline, and models this aim through its construction.