Case studies

The case studies below are the Nordic cases from the guidebook “AN ARCHITECTURE GUIDE to the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals”, published in partnership with the Institute of Architecture and Technology at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, the Danish Association of Architects and the UIA Commission on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and funded by The Dreyer Foundation in December 2018.

The architectural case studies give examples of how the built environment interacts with each Goal. All cases are realized architectural projects, planning initiatives, structures and designs. In the case studies each case is connected to one Goal. In reality many of the cases address more than one goal. The purpose of the case studies is to form a basis of understanding of how architecture can contribute to achieving the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

A guidebook
with all the
case studies

The guidebook to the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals with 17 chapters presents each Goal and gives examples of realized projects that illustrate how architecture can contribute to achieving the Goals. The booklet is the source of all the cases under “Case studies” and the descriptions of each of the Goals under ”Goals and Architecture” on this website. The publication of the booklet was funded by the Dreyer Foundation and made in partnership with the Institute of Architecture and Technology at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, the Danish Association of Architects and the UIA Commission on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Download the guidebook
"AN ARCHITECTURE GUIDE to the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals"
"AN ARCHITECTURE GUIDE to the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals"

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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 studies and become an inspiration to others in how architecture can contribute to the realization of the Goals. There is not one answer to that. But we can gather what we know, learn from others and challenge what we do.

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