Arc’s Shaping Better Places at Futurebuild 2020

27 February 2020
Claire Hector

Arc are joining Futurebuild 2020 at ExCel London next week so do come and visit!

Futurebuild is a key event for all involved in the world of development, architecture, infrastructure and regeneration, bringing together ‘27,000 industry influencers and shapers to drive real change. A world class knowledge programme alongside an immersive exhibition of 450 innovative and inspiring brands and a host of networking opportunities.’

This year’s Futurebuild is responding to the twin global challenges, Climate and Ecological Emergency, with a focus on how the industry can contribute to a zero carbon world. The event is free to attend and runs from Tuesday 3rd March to Thursday 5th March.


Arc have a strong presence this year – visit our stand, join us at our talks and you’ll find Arc represented too in the Innovation Arena….


  • Arc Biodiversity & Climate, Stand F148 Urban Forest Pavilion, Critical Infrastructure Section

Visit us to find out more about Shaping Better Places and how we can help you shape more sustainable places and communities through ecological design. We look forward to updating you soon too on our plans for the future!


  • Keynote Stages: ‘Planning for Resilience’ – Critical Infrastructure Stage – Wednesday 4th March 14.15-15.30

Ian Boyd will be joining the ‘Planning for Resilience’ panel discussing building urban resilience in response to climate change and biodiversity loss. Ian’s presentation on net gain and how to build healthy, more biodiverse places for humans is at 14.30, so come and contribute to the debate.


  • Innovation Arena & Big Innovation Pitch – Tuesday 3rd March 12.30 – 13.45                   

Innovation in design, architecture and built materials is a key theme at Futurebuild and we’re pleased to announce that Arc’s Shaping Better Places place standard has been shortlisted for the Big Innovation Pitch (Critical Infrastructure category).

Look out for the Arc exhibition as part of the Futurebuild Innovation Trail.  Better still, join Ian for the pitch on Tuesday from 12.30pm and learn how to make just 3 simple decisions that will change the world!


Meanwhile, back in the Isle of Wight Biosphere, our not-for-profit The Common Space launches our Discovery Bay calendar of free events with a celebration of British Science Week on Sunday 15th March at Dinosaur Isle.  This is our 4th year showcasing the extraordinary natural world of Sandown Bay through arts, science and more!  Around 15,000 people, visitors and residents join us each year at these events of all sizes.

Why not come and join us!  More information on this and other engagement activities… all free… here:

Please do get in touch if you’d like any more information on any of our commercial services and community projects.

Hope to see you at Futurebuild or in the Bay in the Biosphere!

Best wishes from all at the Arc team