Far from being a luxury, architecture is essential to human advancement, sustainable development and community autonomy. It involves rights as fundamental as housing, health, education, equality and security. They are dependent on adequate infrastructure, which requires quality architecture. Yet, due to uncertainty and injustice, most of the world’s inhabitants live in poorly built environments, and cannot build safe, healthy and environmentally sound living spaces. This situation persists even more as urbanization, migration and climate change are accelerating, further deteriorating vulnerable people’s habitat. Therefore, a united, quality and inclusive architecture is needed more than ever to find the best solutions to the challenges facing humanity.