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Architecture & Design: Sustainability in the Built Environment

Subject Guide and Course Reading Lists


Welcome to your subject guide on sustainability! This guide highlights research and case study resources to navigate the complex and multi-faceted subject area of sustainability in architecture. 

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

"The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. The 17 Goals are all interconnected, and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve them all by 2030."

Below are 3 of the 17 goals related to sustainability in architecture. Click each icon to learn more.


Goal 7 is about ensuring access to clean and affordable energy, which is key to the development of agriculture, business, communications, education, healthcare and transportation.               




Goal 9 seeks to build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.




Goal 11 is about making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.


Click below to read all 17 sustainable development goals.


Organizations with Commitment to Sustainability

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