Some of the biggest challenges that we face today, in which design across all its sectors plays a fundamental role, is the implementation of environmental strategies to ensure a sustainable future.
As the parameters of design are shifting rapidly towards a planet-first approach, we are being led to question what we make and what we do. We are living beyond our planetary boundaries; to re-stabilise our planet's finely tuned eco-system, we need to be guided by nature.
"Good design must now consider environmental impact”
Architects, property developers and urban planners are the starting point for urban and rural developments. Therefore they have a responsibility to establish and embed positive environmental, social and circular strategies into urban development policies and building design.
The Sustainable Design China Summit being held this year in Shanghai World Expo Convention & Exhibition Center together with Design Shanghai, is an international platform for thought leaders, architects, designers, and innovators to come together and explore the themes that will shape the future of sustainable design.
Our aim is to discover what is possible and share innovative insights and actionable solutions that will shape a sustainable future, by exploring the potential of design to drive positive change. During the 3-day summit, we will explore six core themes, each featuring a unique element of design's pivotal role in sustainability. Let us embark on this journey together and explore the path to building a more sustainable future by design for a better tomorrow.
Chief Sustainability and Content Director
Sustainable Design China Summit