Architecture Guide to the 17 SDGs

Updated: Apr 26

IEN has contributed to the publication "An Architecture Guide to the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals", which was pre-launched at COP24 in the Nordic Pavillon in Katowice, Poland. The intention of the book is to provide an architecture guide to the Goals. The 17 chapters of the book present how each Goal is defined by the UN, outlines how it interacts with the built environment and gives examples of realized projects that illustrate architectural contributions. IEN's project "Paramit - factory in the forest" is featured in chapter 7 under the "Affordable and Clean Energy" goal, which must ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all including improvements in industrial efficiency. Speakers at the book's pre-launch are:

  • Mrs Annette Blegvad, Deputy CEO, The Danish Association of Architects

  • Mr Alf Karlsson, State Secretary to the Swedish Minister for Housing and Digital Development

  • Mr Ishtiaque Zahir Titas, FIAB, Hon.FAIA, Architect, Co- Director, UIA Commission for Sustainable Development Goals, Council Member, UIA, Region IV

The book will be publicly launched in Denmark Tuesday, December 18th in BLOX, Copenhagen. ISBN: 978-87-7830-992-1.


Download and Links:

  • Book, front page and IEN contribution only (pages 1, 3, 36, 37)

  • Book, full version (click)

  • Book, ISBN: 978-87-7830-992-1

  • Call for action by Thomas Vonier, UIA president (click)


IEN Contribution, Paramit - factory in the forest

Excerpt from the book