Architects

Representatives of the world's largest gathering of architects signed a "declaration of independence" on 21 June 1993 outlining a commitment to place environment concerns "at the forefront of the building process." Leaders of the American Institute of Architects and the International Union of Architects--representing more than 900,000 architects from nearly 100 countries--drafted the declaration during a four-day convention that was conceived as a follow-up to the Earth Summit.