Community Architecture: Architecture and Human Rights
What we do
The UIA Community Architecture Programme is dedicated to advancing the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with a particular emphasis on Goal 11: Making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. With current estimations stating that by 2030, two thirds of the world’s population will live in cities, it is essential that urban environments develop in harmony with the UN guiding principles. This Work Programme aims to ensure that Architects are mindful of the Sustainable Development Goals in all the projects that they undertake.
How we do it
Information sharing – The Programme implements conferences, discussions and written output about the architect’s role in the UN Sustainable Development Agenda.
Expert counsel – The Programme is continually collating policy directives and best practice examples for consultation by the architectural community and distribution to legislative bodies.
Raising awareness – The Programme organises visits and events in developing communities.
Who we work with
Architects, urban planners, policy makers, and sustainable development organisations.
Nadia Tromp - South AfricaNadia Tromp is a Nieman Affiliate (Harvard University) and a graduate of the University of Cape Town (Bachelor of Architecture). She has practised architecture since 2000 and is currently the Director of Ntsika Architects. Nadia Tromp is also the President of Gauteng Institute for Architects (GIFA) a region of SAIA. As Director of the Community Architecture Work Programme at UIA, Nadia is interested in exploring the idea that architecture could be a mechanism for creating social change.
Diego Zoppi - Italy
Ninosthka Hudson Fernandez - Colombia
Joseph Kwok Lok Kwan - Hong Kong
Trish Emmet - South Africa
Shirley Adiv - Israël
Sanny Goldman - Israël
Simon Wan Heng Hui - Hong Kong