The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
The Sustainable Development Goals is a universal call to improve the lives of everyone, everywhere.
Today, progress is being made in many places, but, overall, action to meet the Goals is not yet advancing at the speed or scale required. 2020 needs to usher in a decade of ambitious action to deliver the Goals by 2030.
Although architecture cannot take people out of poverty, the built environment can lessen how poverty affects people's lives by giving them access to inexpensive housing, sanitary conditions, educational institutions, healthcare facilities, and recreational areas. Using architectural design and planning, architects may create low-cost, secure, and wholesome cities and settlements. Co-ops, communal housing initiatives, and urban renewal projects are examples of this.
The idea behind architecture's contribution to the fight against poverty is that public buildings and areas must offer services that are both affordable and accessible to the underprivileged. The concepts of new architectural designs highlight low-cost constructions, including the use of local materials, increased reuse of existing materials, and natural light and ventilation. Given local, climatic, geographic, and cultural settings, the built environment must be adjusted
It is crucial that everyone has access to basic services and decent homes. The environmental impact of cities is to be reduced with a particular focus on air quality and waste treatment. The effects of cities on the environment should be reduced, with a focus on air quality and waste management.