Sustainable Futures
- leave
no one
behind

Our goal is to promote, discuss, develop and showcase architecture as a crucial tool to achieving the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. We will share the good solutions and ensure that the 17 Goals are inseparable and interlinked. We must start now, and we must include everyone. In this sense, the UIA World Congress of Architects in 2023 starts now, and you are invited to join by sharing your best solutions.

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CASE STUDIES The Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion, Norway
CASE STUDIES The Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion, Norway

The UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals define the challenges we need to address to achieve a sustainable future for all. The Goals provide reason for hope in addressing the global problems we face together - they acknowledge the complexity, they are interconnected, and they apply to all. The Goals require us to come together at all levels, and to leave no one behind.

For the first time a UIA World Congress of Architects will be held in a Nordic country, and Copenhagen, Denmark, is honoured to host the Congress in 2023. Under the overarching title “Sustainable Futures – Leave No One Behind” the UIA World Congress of Architects in Copenhagen in 2023 aims at making architecture a central tool in achieving the Goals and establish global sustainability practices across all architectural disciplines by 2030.

Copenhagen ranks as one of the most liveable and loveable cities in the world and is aiming to keep this title. As host for the UIA World Congress Copenhagen provides a unique combination of culture, tolerance, global connectivity, well-functioning public transport, green spaces, and high-quality architecture.

How can
architecture
contribute to
the 17 UN Goals?

Architectural solutions are already here, everywhere, contributing to sustainable communities and quality of life. However, the built environment is also a part of the current challenges – a major consumer of energy and natural resources, and producer of waste. 

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the 17 UN Goals

CASE STUDIES The Wadden Sea Centre, Denmark

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The ambition is to expand the case studies with more architectural cases from all over the world over time. We invite you to submit your realized project with a short description to join the case collection. 

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