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Forum 2019 – 22 Propositions
Forum 2019 – 22 Propositions


22 Propositions was prepared as the key input to the 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum – and offer strategies for both the material supply chain and material use in buildings.

The propositions draw from three Roundtables held from 2014-18 in preparation for the 2019 LafargeHolcim Forum. The Roundtables brought together researchers and practitioners from different fields – architects, engineers, historians, material scientists, policy makers, sociologists, and the material industry – to envision a more sustainable future for construction.


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