Planning the future:
Simon Allford, Co-Founder of architects AHMM and RIBA President-Elect
The next RIBA President thinks mooted changes to the planning system offer opportunities for architects and that the system needs to be simpler, less exclusive and less expensive. Covid has usefully accelerated the carbon agenda, increased flexible working, and made us want more space at home; all things that need fresh design solutions. Architects will also have to meet challenges arising from Grenfell; not least how they maintain the integrity of their designs and how buildings are procured.