for a better
and more sustainable
Our goal is to unite architectural disciplines in support of the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals and to establish global sustainability practices across all disciplines by 2030. Under the overarching title “Sustainable Futures – Leave No One Behind”, the UIA World Congress of Architects in Copenhagen 2023 aims at making architecture a central tool in achieving the Goals by 2030.
The basis of
what we do
that the best solutions are found through international
in a closer connection and exchange between
research and architectural practices.
in a better linkage between all practices and professionals within the building and construction sector.
in taking responsibility and creating new
in engaging the youth; everyone from children
to students and young professionals.
in starting the movement with our own professional
practices, in using what we know, working together and challenging the existing practices.
The ambition is to expand the collection of case studies with additional architectural cases from all over the world. We invite you to submit your realised project along with a short description to join the case studies and become an inspiration to others in how architecture can contribute to the realisation 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.
with all the
The guidebook to the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals with 17 chapters presents each Goal and gives examples of realised 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.
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