World Architecture Day 2014
The theme of 2014 World Architecture Day, October 6, will be “Healthy Cities, Happy Cities.”
The International Union of Architects invites its members to organise special activities linked to the event, which will celebrate the role architects and architecture play in the vitality of the urban setting and in the well-being of its inhabitants.
How can architects design and construct “healthy” spaces, facilities, housing and urban landscapes which foster happiness, health and quality of life for city-dwellers?
By what means are architects able to bring life to cities, to infuse them with energy, to insure their viability, to anticipate and heal disorders, to forestall disintegration and to accompany their harmonious development?
Responsible architectural design has spotlighted the role of the architect as an obligation to design a sustainable environment by means of an ethical professional practice in the areas of energy, implementation and materials.
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