To help cities, urban planners, public institutions, and private entities ride the wave of global population growth and shifting market dynamics, and face the enormous challenges of sustainable growth and technology integration, the United Nations recently set 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

These goals are a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all by addressing the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. This course will introduce you to the 17 SDGs and dive deeper in the five SDGs that specifically affect the architecture and design industries.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the United Nation’s seventeen sustainable development goals (SDGs).
  • Examine specific sustainable development goals that relate to the architecture and design profession.
  • Explore how building product manufacturers can contribute to sustainable design goals.
  • Introduce a manufacturer’s contribution to the five SDG’s that affect the architecture and design industries.

Pre-Requisite: None