Title Future Tense: Cities in 2049 Country/Territory Australia Date 19/12/19 Description Greetings from 2049! Looking back, it’s clear 2019 was a tipping point in the quest for the sustainable development of our planet.
It was the year millions of young people mobilised for the #FridaysForFuture/global climate strike movement and demanded action.
Scientists declared a climate emergency and were followed by architects.
Of course, industries and governments had been urged to act long before 2019, notably by the UN’s Our Common Future report which warned in 1987 about overexploitation of the planet at a time when the population was just 5 billion people.
Just over 30 years later, cities and architecture had become significant contributors to the ecological degradation of the earth, emitting 60 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions for a population of 7.7 billion.
Amid Bond University’s 30th anniversary celebrations, the Abedian School of Architecture reacted and changed our curriculum.
Persons Daniela Ottmann