Architects and actors in the building industry have the power to influence a more sustainable urban and rural environment (economic, social and environmental). Does development in Ghana mean sourcing everything from China, Italy or Turkey in order to meet global standards? To the point where we need to source the skills, techniques and materials from abroad? Can we sustain this approach? And what happens to our local resources in this scenario?
The Architects’ Project opened up a dialogue between actors of the built environment, including policy makers (government agencies), practitioners (architects, engineers, contractors, etc) and developers (private and public sector developers), to identify an approach towards sustainable development in the building industry. As a research project, we will gain, exchange and disseminate knowledge through conferences, publications and other formats to make the practical application of local resources more accessible from the very begin of the building process.