THINK TANK

The Think Tank has three main programmes of work:

Future Visions

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

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

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.

At the moment, the current questions for leading-edge practitioners are focussed around a restorative or net positive built environment. This is therefore the current focus for the SDF Think Tank.


ALLIANCE

The SDF also continues to support an alliance of the organisations it has helped to set up. Together these form a collective “Do Tank” with the aims of:

  1. Gathering together pioneers of advanced sustainable buildings,
  2. Delivering pioneering change on built environment projects,
  3. Representing the pioneers within the sustainable buildings movement

SDF ALLIANCE ORGANISATIONS