17 goals 17 architects

Delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals is crucial to the future of the planet, and crucial to the dignity and wellbeing of its people. Architecture interacts with all of the 17 Goals, and the built environment must contribute to bold new practices if we are to reach a sustainable future. While the building industry is part of current problems, architecture also holds the potential to contribute significantly to solutions.

In this session, 17 architects share built projects that each contribute to humane and environmental sustainability. The projects point to potential ways forward, and open for a discussion of how those learnings can then be scaled up and pushed further.


Natalie Mossin

President of Congress, Head of Institute, Royal Danish Academy

Billy Law

Architect, Architectural Services Department of HKSAR Government

Saad Ben Mostafa

Assistant Architect, Department of Architecture, Ministry of housing and Public Works, Government of Bangladesh

Magda Mostafa

Associate Professor of Design, Department of Architecture, The American University in Cairo

Jakob B. Knudsen

Dean, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture

Mogens Lykketoft

Economist, former minister and President of the UN General Assembly

Bruno Demers

Executive Director, Architecture Sans Frontières Québec (ASFQ)

Juan Du

Professor and Dean, The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto (CA)


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