What does it take to fix a broken housing market?

What does it take to fix a broken housing market?

We're chatting with Mark Southgate from MOBIE

Fixing a broken housing market

MOBIE is addressing two issues in the housing market by creating an educational pathway in home design, manufacture and construction. Addressing the modern manufacturing expertise needed, and the learning and skills needed to create great homes that people want to live in and that don't damage the planet. MOBIE run young peoples' home design challenges to enthuse and excite them about the built environment.

An easy to digest 15 minute presentation followed by a 25 minute opportunity to pose questions to our topic expert.

NZIQS and RAB CPD points are available to:

  • Registrants who watch the live webinar or
  • Absentee registrants who watch the replay within one week after the live webinar.

About Mark

Mark Southgate joined the charity MOBIE – Ministry of Building Innovation and Education - as Chief Executive in November 2018. He is responsible for overseeing all MOBIE’s education and home design activities, including improving home design and manufacture and inspiring a new generation to take up careers in the built environment and construction professions.

Mark is a chartered town planner with over 30 years’ experience in planning, environment and management roles in local government, non-governmental organisations and central government agencies


George Clarke founded MOBIE in 2017 as an educational charity to train and inspire young people to innovate in the design and construction of HOMES in the UK and abroad. The charity’s purpose is to attract and inspire future creators of the Built Environment through exciting new technical and vocational courses and schools outreach. It is for younger generations to define how they want to live now and in the future and MOBIE will help them do it.


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