To address the social and environmental burdens of architecture we advocate for an architecture that acknowledges and reinforces planetary social and ecological systems. We want :

1. A willingness to take a risk, and move beyond what we have been taught as best practice.

2. To call upon institutions of architecture to honor the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in curricula and programming.

3. To advocate for architecture and design communities to urgently shift beyond damage limitation (sustainability) and toward a regenerative perspective.

4. To broaden the horizon of design possibilities through an understanding of materiality, building details and system boundaries.

5. To develop a precision of language, an accuracy of terminology, in an attempt to counter greenwashing and communicate transparently with clients / government / community.

6. To have a strong comprehension of ecosystems and how they function, what they need to thrive and how architects can integrate design within these systems.

7. To stay informed of the research and data that has already been generated, and continue to build upon this body of knowledge.

8. To look to the past for ways structures were built and materials were used.

9. To understand adaptive reuse, working with materials already harvested, is the most carbon conscious option.

10. To bring innovation to natural materials by using low tech and high tech approaches.

11. To cultivate an interdisciplinary approach to design problems, and strengthen communication and collaborations that flow beyond architecture through the sciences, arts and engineering.

12. To understand that our physiology mimics our environment, and that the built environment that we live in has an impact on the structure of our brain and our bodies.