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Apr 8 2022 Symposium /

Design for Resilient Communities Symposium (at UofT Daniels)

10:00 AM


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A resilient community anticipates, adapts to, and recovers from adversity. The Design for Resilient Communities Symposium, to be held at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, will bring together designers, practitioners, scholars, educators, and activists to discuss how design could contribute to building communities by encouraging innovative solutions and facilitating the development of knowledge and skills necessary for adaptation and recovery.

This Symposium also launches a “Call for Engagement” with the 2023 Union of International Architects World Congress, which has adopted the theme of Leave No One Behind and aims to “promote, discuss, create and showcase architecture as a vital tool to help achieve the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.”

The 17 UN SDGs adopted by 193 countries offer an inclusive roadmap to a more sustainable future. A key issue for the Design for Resilient Communities thematic panels for UIA23 is: How can the global initiative of the SDGs be localized in communities around the world?