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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.