<We cannot win this battle to save species and environments without forging an emotional bond between ourselves and nature as well - for we will not fight to save what we do not love.>            Stephen Jay Gould, biologist

Debate on the definition of the architect's knowledge and abilities.

1975: the EAAE (European Association for Architectural Education / Association Européenne pour l’Enseignement de l’Architecture) was founded, focused on the theme of Sustainability in Education.

1999: the UIA/UNESCO Charter for Architectural Education is approved.

1999: the Bologna Process: to ensure more comparable, compatible and coherent systems of higher education in Europe.

2001: the ENHSA (European Network of Heads of Schools of Architecture) was founded.

2004: definition of a common European platform for higher education in architecture. The work is divided into five themes:
1) occupation and education, 2) assessment, 3) curriculum; 4) exchange and mobility, 5) doctorates.

2005: highlight on the emerging challenges for the profile of the architect, for the content and organization of studies, and for research and innovation in architecture.

2007: workshop for the architectural design teachers on "Teaching and testing in Architectural Design: Technological Innovations and Pedagogical Changes. "


Policies of the Institutes of architects

Consiglio Nazionale Architetti Pianificatori Paesaggisti Conservatori, Italia

Ordine degli Architetti, Francia
Libro verde: Gli architetti e lo sviluppo sostenibile, 2004
La Carta dell'impegno degli architetti per lo sviluppo sostenibile, 2005
Sviluppo sostenibile e architettura responsabile: impegni e feed-back dell'esperienza, 2007

Resources du developpement durable

Royal Institute of British Architects, UK
Sustainability and climate change
Policies for climate change, 2006


American Institute of Architects, USA
AIA Education: what must be done?


The Royal Australian Institute of Architects

Environment design guide