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Talent, skills and education

Even today, our ability to plan, build and manage our built environment is constrained by a scarcity of skills in our sector.

This skills crisis highlights today's productivity problem, but are we clear on the skills that we'll need to respond to radical climate, demographic and economic change in the coming decades?

This is at the forefront of our thinking. We are establishing what new skills and competencies our profession will need to be a force for positive social impact.

Crucial to this is attracting the brightest talent from the broadest reaches of our societies to enter our practices and challenge our conventions. It will also require a greater level of adaptability from professionals to keep abreast of the increasingly dynamic ways in which people will use tomorrows built and natural environment.

Assisted by the right technologies, our profession will be able to provide greater focus to progressing innovation and maximising the opportunities of urbanisation to help build resilient, successful communities for future generations.

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