In April 2014 Sir Terry Farrell CBE was commissioned by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to produce a report on architecture and sustainable city making in the 21st century.
He identified the following themes for the future:
“Understanding place-based planning and design; better connectedness between all the institutional stakeholders in this (and most particularly how this connects with the public); better public engagement through education and outreach; a sustainable and low-carbon future; and a commitment to improving the everyday built environment and “making the ordinary better”.
Simon Sturgis of SCP was one of the six sustainability leaders that were invited to contribute to the report. In summary, he said:
“Sustainability makes economic sense but you have to take a holistic and not a narrow view of emissions sources. Whole Life Carbon assessments are therefore essential. We should educate professionals in effective sustainability and make carbon assessments clear to the public”.
You can read The Farrell Review here by following the link to farrellreview.co.uk.