This unique multi-disciplinary event brings together planners, surveyors, architects and civil engineers to debate the future of the region.

As the sands continue to shift under the sector's feet how can built environment professionals work together to limit the impact of the current economic climate and continuing credit crunch fall-out on the South West?

What are the fundamental issues now and how significant is the threat of public sector cutbacks? Are more measures needed to help secure appropriate funding? How do we maintain resource and capacity and build up the skills in our sector to take advantage of the up turn?

How do we identify and seize the opportunities to keep the region moving forward? Does sustainability have a place in times of financial difficulties and at what cost?

Opened by the Chair of the debate and with each panellist making an introduction, the panel will debate the issues using questions from the audience.