With SDG 11 the United Nations point out that enhancing inclusive and sustainable urbanisation and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning is an important target when it comes to making cities and human settlements more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. In this sense in our workshop we would like to introduce a variety of approaches of how modern planning and construction methods can serve as strategies for constructing sustainable buildings. We would like to introduce the LEED requirements for sustainable buildings, a certificate issued by the US Green Building Council as one central guideline. Referring to this standard, we will discuss important considerations when it comes to facilitating sustainable construction processes such as the selection of a suitable construction site, the use of green construction materials as well as the use of green facades and locally available isolation materials for buildings. Building on this theoretical knowledge we also wish to develop our own vision on how we can contribute to raising awareness for the topic by developing our own sustainable building project ideas to be presented and discussed on the final conference day. The workshop is open for students of all disciplines and especially relevant for students of architecture, engineering, environmental science, spatial planning.