Our goal is a future where our buildings, cities, and landscapes proactively contribute to climate restoration and have a positive impact on the planet and its inhabitants.
Human habitats, our buildings and cities must:
Store more carbon than they emit;
Generate more energy than they consume;
Serve the needs of their inhabitants;
Increase, rather than deplete, biodiversity;
Restore and expand natural landscapes as both preservations and sources of renewable materials;
Work in harmony with natural processes, rather than replicating or replacing them with technology;
Continuously reassess, adjust and adapt to new data and technologies;
Transform industrial and consumer waste into new forms of “raw” industrial materials;
Be built to last: prioritize the repair, upgrade and maintenance of existing structures over new construction;
Offer safety and security to all people through access to adequate housing;
Promote equitable access to employment, livelihood and care, and enforce development rights for all;
Create and reflect new power structures and knowledge hierarchies;
Redefine who makes human habitats.