Good to see my chapter on preparing for future change is out. The title is Anticipating and Preparing for Future Change and Uncertainty: Building Adaptive Pathways and here is brief summary:
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how ill-prepared the building sector has been in anticipating and responding to change. Further major disruptions related to climate change, emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and new business models, are anticipated. It is necessary, therefore, to prepare for this change in the way we plan and manage built environments. This paper investigates the nature of anticipated future change and its implications for buildings. It proposes a structured approach to prepare for, and respond to, change in a proactive, structured way. This methodology is called building adaptive pathways and is illustrated and tested through application to a case study. Findings indicate that methodology provides useful insights into how change and uncertainty can be addressed in built environments and recommends that further work on the approach be undertaken.
The book can be accessed here.