Page 1: Welcome & Data Protection Note


Thank you for agreeing to take part in this research.

In March 2018, following a resolution by RIBA Council, the Institute launched a Commission “to consider how the profession can best reflect its core values of public interest, social purpose and sustainability, and engage with the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals”.

As a member of a global profession working in a world faced with such pressing issues as climate change, rapid urbanisation and growing social inequality, we would like to know how you think the Institute and its members can engage most effectively and place the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) at the heart of everything we do.

We welcome your views on how the Institute and its members can have the greatest impact and will be reporting our findings and recommendations to RIBA Council in December 2018.

We hope that you are able to help us with this research by completing the following online questionnaire. 

The Questionnaire has 4 sections:

Section 1: Questions about you

Section 2: Questions about professional ethics, public interest and social responsibility

Section 3: Questions about sustainable development and the UN 2030 SDG’s

Section 4: Questions about international development and the UN 2030 SDG’s

The questionnaire should take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Your participation in this project is entirely voluntary and you can withdraw from the study at any time. If you would like to receive the results of the survey, and / or would be interested in taking part in further research in this theme you can provide your name at the end of the questionnaire or send us an email.

The information you provide will be treated confidentially and the data will be anonymised. Your name will not be used in the reporting or analyses in any way. The survey has been approved by the Research Ethics Committee of the Welsh School of Architecture (EC1707:323)

If you have any questions about this survey please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to respond to any queries you may have.

Dr Julie Gwilliam,

Senior Lecturer,

Welsh School of Architecture

Cardiff University

For and on behalf of the RIBA Commission for Ethics & Sustainable Development.

Tel: 029 2087 5977 / Email: 

Data Protection

For the purposes of this survey Cardiff University is the data controller. All data collected in this survey will be held securely by the survey software provider (University of Bristol) under contract and then retained by the Welsh School of Architecture in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (2018). Data from the survey, including answers to questions where personal details are requested, will only be used by RIBA Ethics and Sustainable Development Commission for the purposes of the research and will in all cases be anonymised.

Cookies, personal data stored by your Web browser, are not used in this survey.