Sustainable Development Goals Commission

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. Through the effective planning, construction, development, management and improvement of cities, urbanisation can become a model for sustainable development. It’s time to embrace the intrinsic link between the built environment and job creation, livelihood opportunities, and quality of life.

The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals are part of a new sustainable development agenda, providing a framework for the goals and setting specific targets for alleviating poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for all.

With its unique position of global representation, the UIA is well positioned to create a bridge between this UN agenda and the practical activities of architects around the world. The UIA Commission will respond directly to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, raising awareness, creating knowledge, facilitating communication and disseminating information across its global network of members. In doing so, the Commission aims to ensure that architects are not just responsive to the new agenda for Sustainable Development, but prescriptive in its implementation and evolution.

Video: Commission representatives discuss what architects can contribute to sustainable development

Video: SDG Commission visits Rohingya Refugee Camp in Cox Bazar, Bangladesh, for joint seminar on Architecture for Displaced Persons

Directors

Cid Blanco
Brazil
Iman Gawad
Egypt

Members

Jillys Senan Abraham Avakoudjo
Benin
Leonardo Barci Castriota
Brazil
Ltaief Ben Dermich
Tunisia
Méjda Ben Hassine
Tunisia
Joel Cho Sing Chan
Hong Kong SAR China
Eui Young Chun
South Korea
Aysen Ciravoglu
Turkey
Ahmed El Zayat
Egypt
Ricardo Javier Escalante Nocua
Colombia
Efthalia Thaleia Grigoriadou
Greece
Yuji Iwahashi
Japan
Yerko Jeria
Chile
Chalwe Kapota Chalikulima
Zambia
Richard Kirk
Australia
Rui Leao
Macao SAR China
Ah Young Lee
South Korea
Kwang Ho Lee
South Korea
Zhang Li
China
Bruno Marques
Portugal
Xavier Maurel
Mauritius
Daniele Menichini
Italy
Mishaal Rozina Merchant
Pakistan
Paola Molina
Chile
Yves Monnot
France
Natalie Mossin
Denmark
Jun Mu
China
Sydney Ngoma
Zambia
Akosua Obeng
Ghana
Peter Oborn
United Kingdom
Moradeke Okunrinboye
Nigeria
Cecilia Olivera
Uruguay
Sudeep Sharma Paudyal
Nepal
Alice Leong Pek Lian
Malaysia
Allan Rodger
Australia
Fionnuala Rogerson
Ireland
Debatosh Sahu
India
Anjana Shrestha Vaidya
Nepal
Frommenwiler Simon
Switzerland
Serban Tiganas
Romania
Yaroslav Usov
Russia
Milica Vujosevic
Czechia
Abel Koulamnodji Walendom
Chad
Jing Wang
China
Ishtiaque Zahir Titas
Bangladesh