Tim Dixon, Andrea Colantonio and David Shiers (with University of Melbourne and Georgia State University)
- total grant value: £50,000
This study sought to provide a review of the background and context to the engagement of RICS members with the sustainability agenda, and to examine the extent to which the surveying profession uses relevant information, tools and techniques to achieve the key objectives of sustainable development (or sustainability).
The research was based around an extensive literature review and a major global online survey of RICS members which resulted in some 4700 responses. This was supported through follow-up survey work and case study work. The research was led by ILM in partnership with Georgia State University in the USA, University of Melbourne in Australia, and King Sturge (international property consultants).
The results suggest that although sustainability is highly relevant to RICS members' work, a lack of knowledge and lack of expertise are making it more difficult for sustainability tools and other information to be used effectively.
- RICS (2007) A Green Profession? Report
- (2008) Dixon, T., Colantonio, A., Reed, R. Shiers, D., Wilkinson, S. and Gallimore, P. 'A green profession? A global survey of RICS members and their engagement with the sustainability agenda', JPIF, Vol 26 No 6