“THE FUTURE OF OUR INDUSTRY IS ABOUT PEOPLE AND THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE” – RONAN VASPART ON WHY “THE FUTURE IS HUMAN”
The Future is Human, the theme for MIPIM 2020, is about improving the quality of life for people in the urban environment – including those working in the real estate industry itself. It is also about inspiring the ‘talent’ in our own industry to lead us forward. We caught up with Ronan Vaspart, Director of MIPIM, to find out more about the theme, and what is in store for MIPIM 2020.
By Georgina Power
MIPIM World Blog: Why did you choose “The Future is Human” as the MIPIM 2020 theme?
Ronan Vaspart: “The Future is Human” is about ensuring that people – humans – stay at the heart of our business at a time when huge social, technological and economic structural changes are reshaping our world.
For MIPIM 2020, we want to build on this more ‘human’ layer of the journey that we mapped out as part of our 2019 theme, Engaging the Future, which envisioned the next 30 years of the real estate industry.
The future of the urban environment and of our industry is about people and their quality of life, including their wellbeing.
The first five of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals are all about the human: No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Good Health & Wellbeing, Quality Education, Gender Equality.
At the same time, quality of life is intrinsically linked to achieving long-term economic growth and environmental sustainability. Our future is supported by three pillars of equal importance.