Leading edge

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.

Exemplar Projects

Engagement in exemplary regeneration/ development projects or exemplary buildings, through the provision of strategic advice or peer review support, and through the creation and promotion of case studies and performance evidence in exhibitions, awards and the media.



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Latest News

Neil May (MBE)

Neil May was an inspiration and fellow traveller to the Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF), constantly striving to improve the performance of some part of the property and construction industry and gathering people around him to help make the necessary changes happen.

New SDF website launched

Happy New Year! We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Sustainable Development Foundation website. The new website brings together the organisations in the SDF Alliance and outlines the aims of our new Think Tank.