Stephen Hill, Director C2O futureplanners, MA, MRICS. Stephen has been course leader for the final design studio week in Year 2 of the IDBE Course for the last four years. He is an independent public interest practitioner, with forty years of public and private sector experience of housing, planning and delivering mixed-use development, urban extensions, new settlements, and community-led neighbourhood regeneration. He is currently the RICS’ representative on the UK Government’s Housing Policy Sounding Board. He writes and teaches about professional ethics, and how the erosion of ethics contributed to the financial crash of 2007/8 and now undermines the professions’ capacity to make sustainability the overriding concern of all the built environment professions.