There is a net zero building on the campus of the University of the West Indies, Mona. What is its purpose? What does it represent in 2020 and beyond – or has it already served its purpose and become out of date? This session will focus on the future: designing, planning, creating, using our imaginations and putting our minds to work for a better tomorrow. How can this be achieved in a period of unprecedented uncertainty not only in Jamaica, but regionally and globally? The discussion might examine ways in which to securely anchor innovative ideas. Some ways that might be envisaged would include eco-tourism, founded on sound environmental practices, informed and sensitive management and a strong community base. In urban areas, ways to integrate eco-friendly practices in small and micro-businesses (including artisans, food services and many others) could be explored. Resilient housing and urban developments are a critical area to examine: how can we transform the polluted “concrete jungle” into cleaner, quieter, livable communities with adequate green space, protection of biodiversity, and areas friendly to pedestrians and cyclists?