In September 2015, all 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted a plan for achieving a better future for all (Agenda 2030). At the heart of the plan are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which clearly define this vision. The SDGs consist of seventeen high-level goals backed up by 169 more specific targets.
We see our role as a business in the built environment to articulate and support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges; undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies that make our ‘cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable’.
MCAU always seek design excellence in every project in which we are involved, no matter how small, bringing added value into the process for all our clients, and contributing to addressing the challenges we all face. We understand the need, more so than ever before, to make a difference, and to play our part in helping to deliver ‘Sustainable Cities and Communities’.
See external link – https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs
There are many reasons why clients might wish their projects to exceed the minimum standards for sustainability, inclusion and health, safety and wellbeing, such as demonstrating social value, engaging with the community or furthering a policy of corporate social responsibility. We feel that as architects and urban regeneration consultants we are uniquely placed to help raise an awareness of these issues and help sow the seeds for positive outcomes and change.