An architect’s guide to implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals
In this era of population shifts, climate change and unprecedented levels of urbanisation, architects have an important role in responding to the complex challenges of the built environment. Whilst cities are currently responsible for a significant majority of the world’s energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and waste production, they also have the most potential for providing innovations and solutions. Through effective planning, construction, development, management and improvement of urban areas, urbanisation can become a model for sustainable development - embracing the intrinsic link between the built environment and job creation, livelihood opportunities, and quality of life.
Draft document produced by Benjamin Wells (text and graphic design) for the Danish Association of Architects
Commissioned for the UIA Commission on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. (Final version published December 2018.)

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