Urban Land Institute’s Asia Pacific Summit: June 15-17

Architecture 2030 is delighted to be one of the supporting organizations for the Urban Land Institute’s Asia Pacific Summit, which takes place in Shanghai, China from June 15th – 17th.

Urban-Land-Institute_greySeveral of the sessions in the program focus on sustainability and resilience, and the speakers are a diverse and engaging range of experts from Asia and around the world.

The ULI Asia Pacific Summit brings together over 500 decision makers from across the real estate industry, including institutional investors, funders, developers, advisers, planners, architects and city leaders.

The summit – called Navigating the New Normal – provides a great opportunity for real estate and land use professionals from across the region to share ideas and exchange best practices.

> More information here 

Announcing the 2030 Curriculum Project – Application Deadline Extended

How we design buildings and cities today will determine if the effects of climate change will be manageable or catastrophic.

To best prepare future architects and urban planners, sustainability must immediately become an essential issue of all design activity, evaluation, and dialog at professional architecture and planning schools.

In recent years, the most dramatic improvements in sustainable design education have been a result of the creative and resourceful efforts of individual faculty and department leadership. Yet significant gaps still remain, especially between schools and across topic areas.

A Call for Teaching Proposals in the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Architecture 2030 is calling upon educators to submit innovative teaching proposals that expand and fully integrate lessons in energy use, emissions, and resiliency into the widest possible range of projects and topic areas, and across all year levels – particularly in early design studios, history courses, and areas where this material is not adequately or traditionally addressed.

Teaching proposals selected for the 2030 Curriculum Project will serve as instructional models that can be shared and implemented widely. Participating educators will have the opportunity to transform the culture of sustainable design education not only within their own schools, but in architecture and planning programs nationwide.

Architecture 2030 will support selected teaching and curricular proposals with:

  • Expert review and feedback
  • Access to the latest design and analysis software and tutorials
  • Connections to local and regional expert practitioners
  • Continued development of sustainable design resources like the 2030 Palette

Successful learning concepts and outcomes will be promoted and widely shared through:

  • Partner media and organizations
  • Peer-reviewed journals and/or academic conferences
  • A database to share course resources and outcomes with other faculty and programs
  • Opportunities to publish new content to the 2030 Palette

The 2016-2017 academic year will be the pilot phase of the 2030 Curriculum Project. All faculty and program administrators at all US architecture and planning schools are encouraged to submit course and/or curricular proposals.The deadline for submittals has been extended to August 15, 2016

> To apply, download the 2030 Curriculum Project RFP

Questions about the 2030 Curriculum Project?
Email curriculum@architecture2030.org or call Anthony Guida, Program Manager at (505) 988-5309 x19


The 2030 Curriculum Project is made possible through the generous support of the Allen H. and Selma W. Berkman Charitable Trust.


Photo by mroczknj, Flickr

Our Guide to Events at the AIA National Convention 2016

Who’s going to the AIA National Convention 2016 in Philadelphia?  If you’re heading to the City of Brotherly Love, we’ve compiled this guide to 2030 Challenge-related events that you can add to your list:

Wednesday, May 18th

The Advanced Energy Design Guides: An Architectural Resource
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Energy Modeling for All: 2030 Commitment for Small Firms! 
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Thursday, May 14th

COTE Top Ten: Performing Beautifully . . . . a Restorative Future
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

2016 COTE Top Ten Awards Reception
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Friday, May 20th

The Business Case for a Zero Energy Building
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Small Firms Achieving Zero Net Energy through Creative Residential Design
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

2030 Commitment Open Forum
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

An Architect’s Guide to Early Phase Performance and Energy Modeling
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM


Saturday, May 21st

Lessons from the Leading Edge: COTE Top Ten Research Project
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Building Energy Literacy: The 2030 Commitment’s Transformation of Firm Culture
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM


— Photo by Jeffrey M. Vinocur, Wikimedia Commons