A Just Transition for Architecture: TAL GND WG with the Cooper Climate Coalition

Like the energy sector, the building sector operates at the heart of the fossil fuel economy. We – architects, engineers, and designers – are fossil fuel workers, and the basic functioning of our industry is ecologically untenable. Architectural projects entail the mobilization and consumption of enormous quantities of material, land, and energy. The entire economy of the building sector needs to be reoriented to achieve a racially, socially, and ecologically just future.

In response, The Architecture Lobby’s Green New Deal Working Group will be joined in conversation by the Cooper Climate Coalition to discuss the need to build collective power, engage with policy and policymakers, and advocate for a Just Transition for architecture. The conversation will be moderated by Elisa Iturbe.


  • ABC School Closing Plenary

    ABC School Closing Plenary

    This event is being held at two different times to accommodate participants across the globe.

  • Nurturing Equal Value for All

    Nurturing Equal Value for All

    This event will screen two videos from Sanjeev Sanjar – reflecting on and analysing two collaborative projects from india, which have explored collective potential within complementary contexts. ​“Jugaad” explored recycling and repurposing within an urban village of Delhi, and has inspired critical discourse on “resource” within the built environment. ​“Syrwet U Barim Mariang Jingkieng Jri […]

  • From the Ground Up: Building Solidarity in Somerville through Aspirational Design

    From the Ground Up: Building Solidarity in Somerville through Aspirational Design

    ALL ARCHITECTURE IS POLITICAL. ​ALL POLITICS ARE LOCAL. ​COMMUNITY POWER IS BUILT, NOT GIVEN. ​What does it mean to build community in a broken world? As architects working in the public sphere, we are cast into a predatory system that divides people. Networks of capital, privatization, inequity, gentrification, and displacement all convene to fracture human […]