21st Century Development strives to provide a healthy environment for all people and living systems now and in a dynamic future.

Professionals from architecture, engineering and other fields are partnering with public officials, private sector and nonprofit leaders to reimagine the practice of development and bring 21st Century Development concepts to life around the world.

For people:
21st Century Developments improve health, provide healthy living and working environments, and create a productive, equitable society.

For the environment:
21st Century Developments regenerate all resources used, and they continually restore and renew local and regional ecosystems.

The initiative is created and supported by a partnership of AIA Minnesota, the Center for Sustainable Building Research, and the McKnight Foundation.