Living Future NZ Rākeiora exists to connect, inspire and educate people to create compelling Living Futures; cities, eco-districts, buildings and landscapes that are socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative.


We are a network of professionals who span a broad range of industries from architecture, construction, creative production, project management, to material manufacturing and supply. We come together to support and inspire the development of profitable, educational, equitable and healthy places to live, work and play.

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Our network shares experience and understanding of the International Living Future Institute’s suite of design and advocacy tools including the Living Building Challenge, Living Community Challenge, Living Product Challenge, JUST and Biophilic Design Initiative and we support those interested in learning more or utilising these tools.


Declare is a transparency platform and product database changing the materials marketplace for manufacturers, designers, and developers. We promote the use of Declare certified products and provide support to manufacturers throughout Aotearoa who wish to certify their products.