The first World Built Environment Forum Europe to be held in Venice
The first World Built Environment Forum Europe to be held in Venice
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The first World Built Environment Forum Europe to be held in Venice

The first RICS European Summit will take place at the Procuratie Vecchie, on 19 & 20 October
RE+D magazine

RICS will be holding its inaugural World Built Environment Forum Europe event, which will be held on 19-20 October 2023 at the Procuratie Vecchie, a historical landmark in Piazza San Marco. The theme is ‘Decarbonising Europe’s built environment: a sustainable approach for people, planet and profit’. Over two half days, sector leaders from different backgrounds will convene to advance discussions of critical importance and ultimately shape the future of the profession and that of the built and natural environments.

Over 2 half days, participants will build a picture of the effective decarbonisation of the European built environment and sustainable investment practices amidst a global economic downturn that is impacting industry practice and notions of business-as-usual. At the heart of it, the ESG agenda will be a constant feature throughout the event.

World Built Environment Forum Europe event is held in collaboration with Generali Real Estate and is hosted at the the Procuratie Vecchie which is an example of optimal renovation of heritage-built environment to enhance sustainability. The restoration of the Procuratie Vecchie was managed by Generali Real Estate on the basis of a project commissioned to David Chipperfield Architects Milan, selected following an international competition to renovate and enhance the prestigious building while respecting its unique historical and cultural heritage. Today, the Procuratie Vecchie is the new home of The Human Safety Net.

World Built Environment Forum Europe is also a proud to one of the official side event of the Biennale della Sostenibilità, which is promoted and organized by Venice Sustainability Foundation. The Foundation was born from the belief that Venice history of resilience can inspire the realization of a sustainable future, capable of overcoming the complex challenges that threaten its very survival.

The first edition of the Biennale della Sostenibilità, scheduled in Venice from June 1 to November 25- 2023, places at the center of the debate the technological and environmental success of the MOSE system, demonstrating since 2020 how it can effectively protect the city and its surroundings from extreme tidal events while maintaining a balance with the delicate environmental system of the lagoon.

"This event, held by RICS, is a great opportunity to debate about the impact that innovative infrastructures have on our territory. Thanks to Mose, that preserves the Lagoon from the effects of high tides, Venice can now more thoroughly plan the socio-economic development of its whereabouts. To deepen this aspect, we have dedicated the first edition of the ‘Biennale della Sostenibilità’, on stage this very year, to showcase the Mose system and discuss about it with international practitioner and many other local and global stakeholders”, said Alessandro Costa, Director General of Venice Sustainability Foundation.

The World Built Environment Forum is the thought leadership vehicle of Royal Institution for Chartered Surveyors (RICS). It facilitates conversation on the major issues facing the built and natural environment and showcases the very best thinking and practices wherever they originate. With industry leading thought and insight, WBEF hopes to inspire and advocate industry-leading practice.

RICS World Built Environment Forum Europe is delighted to announce a broad range of partners. RE+D Magazine is once again supporting this event, as a media partner.

For information and registration: WBEF