Canadian / Turtle Island* Architectural Professionals Declare Planetary Health Emergency

[ NOTE: We view this declaration as a living agreement rather than a static performative demonstration. Given our shifting context, upgraded commitments seem required. To start this process, we have proposed some minor upgrades noted with an '*' below. As this is a collective agreement, please add your thoughts here. Our intention is to have updated commitments ratified and reaffirmed by Global Action Week (September 2021). Any questions / comments, please email [email protected]]

Our interconnected crises of climate breakdown, ecological degradation and societal inequity - conjoined symptoms of ongoing colonization* - are the most serious issues of our time. The design, construction and operation of our built environments account for nearly 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, AND serve to literally concretize existing colonial systems and structures* - pervasively impacting the health of our communities* and the living systems that sustain us.

Building to support the intergenerational health of our communities and living systems will require rapid paradigm shifts in thought and action for everyone working in the design, construction and procurement of our built environments. Together with clients, collaborators, communities and Indigenous knowledge and rights-holders* we need to develop our buildings, cities and infrastructures as reciprocal* components of interdependent and mutually flourishing* living systems – so that they are* resilient and regenerative, now and for future generations.

The knowledge, research and technologies exist for us to begin this transformation now. Through collective will and collaborative action, we will elevate, empower and evolve our sustained action towards this.

Accordingly, we commit to:

Towards this, we further commit to:

Join us in making this commitment. Signing on as an organization to the signature form below and sign on as an individual here.

We have the capacities to do this now, what is needed are the people committed to making it happen!

We can only do this together. #redesignthefuturetogether

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[REMARQUE : Nous considérons cette déclaration comme un accord vivant plutôt que comme une démonstration performative statique. Compte tenu de notre contexte changeant, des engagements renouvelés semblent nécessaires. Pour démarrer ce processus, nous avons proposé quelques améliorations mineures signalées par un « * » ci-dessous. Comme il s'agit d'une convention collective, veuillez ajouter vos commentaires ici. Notre intention est de faire ratifier et réaffirmer les engagements mis à jour d'ici la Semaine mondiale d'action (septembre 2021). Pour toute question / commentaire, veuillez envoyer un courriel à [email protected] ]

Nos crises interdépendantes de dérèglement climatique, de dégradation écologique et d’inégalités sociales - symptômes conjoints de la colonisation en cours* - sont les problèmes les plus graves de notre époque. La conception, la construction et l’exploitation de notre cadre bâti sont responsables de près de 40 % des émissions de dioxyde de carbone (CO2) liées à l’énergie ET servir à concrétiser les systèmes et structures coloniaux existants avec* des répercussions généralisées sur nos sociétés et la santé des systèmes vivants qui assurent notre viabilité.

Bâtir pour soutenir la santé intergénérationnelle de nos collectivités et de nos systèmes vivants exigera des changements rapides de paradigmes dans la pensée et dans l’action pour tous les intervenants qui travaillent dans la conception, la construction et l’approvisionnement de nos cadres bâtis. De concert avec nos clients, nos collaborateurs et les membres de nos collectivités, nous devons réaliser des bâtiments, des villes et des infrastructures en tant que composantes indivisibles de systèmes vivants plus grands et imbriqués – interdépendants, résilients et régénératifs, dès maintenant, et pour les générations futures.

Les connaissances, la recherche et les technologies existantes nous permettent de commencer cette transformation dès maintenant. Avec une volonté commune et une action collaborative, nous renforcerons notre action soutenue, nous la doterons des moyens nécessaires et nous la ferons évoluer.

En conséquence, nous nous engageons à :

À ces fins, nous nous engageons également à :

Nous avons les capacités pour le faire maintenant, ce qu'il faut, ce sont des personnes engagées pour que cela se produise! Voyez comment ensemble. #redessinerlavenirensemble*

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#ArchitectsDeclare #StandwithGreta #DesignforFuture

#LesArchitectesDéclarent #TousavecGreta #Designpourl’Avenir


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