SDG 11: The ‘Urban Sustainable Development Goal’

SDG 11: The ‘Urban Sustainable Development Goal’

Among the 17 Sustainable Development Goals all nations at the U. N. have agreed to is one goal specifically related to cities. SDG 11 — also known as the “Urban SDG” — calls on nations to build cities that are “inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.”

When two small towns got talking, what emerged was a new Mediterranean recipe for food procurement.
Amy Labarrière July 21, 2017
Nine years ago, Robert Hakiza fled an African war zone. Now, he lives in Kampala, advocating on behalf of a growing number of refugees living in Uganda's capital.
Christopher Swope July 18, 2017
A new report from the World Resources Institute highlights changes needed to build cities without slums.
Patralekha Chatterjee July 14, 2017
Since Ahmedabad developed a pioneering Heat Action Plan in 2013, another 17 cities have followed. The efforts are starting to make an impact.
Patralekha Chatterjee July 13, 2017
Electricity only reaches a fraction of the population in many major African cities. A new report suggests changes that will be needed as cities and energy demands grow.
David Hatch July 12, 2017
The international community will focus on cities at next year’s SDGs review. Before that, the urban community is looking for strengthened coordination on SDG 11.
Carey L. Biron July 10, 2017
This week, a six-month initiative brings together 30 global experts to look into how to create an “urban science-policy interface” for global sustainability.
Earning the award also means the Tanzanian capital will host a summit for world transportation experts next year.
Gregory Scruggs June 30, 2017
In Oberhausen, a group of artists and activists called Kitev is fueling a burst of experimentation in urban regeneration.
Simone d'Antonio June 30, 2017
After decades of trying concrete solutions, authorities are planting bamboo and mangroves and using other soft-path methods to make its waterways less of a menace.
Keith Schneider June 22, 2017
4 takeaways on urban philanthropy from a global gathering of foundations.
Christopher Swope June 20, 2017
Nearly a century old, the group holds no formal power but sets a regional agenda across 800 municipalities in three states.
Neal Peirce June 16, 2017
More of the city's people and buildings are reaching old age, a phenomenon planners are calling 'double ageing'.
Alok Gupta June 13, 2017
In a new book, the people behind a well-known Indian consultancy and think tank discuss what they've learned working in cities.
Patralekha Chatterjee May 29, 2017
A 'first date' for two groups that share much in common when it comes to building resilient cities.
Christopher Swope May 12, 2017
“World Urban Forum 9 will be the place to craft this whole reporting process,” said one advocate.
Gregory Scruggs May 11, 2017
The Human Cities Coalition, comprised of Dutch companies as well as NGOs, governments and academia, seeks to create “not ‘smart’, not ‘resilient’, but ‘human’ cities”.
Selma Zijlstra April 27, 2017
Most are doing well on a few targets, but worrying gaps are emerging. And some cities are in danger of backsliding.
Paula Lucci April 19, 2017
Move condemns the destruction of historic cities by terrorist groups in the Middle East, stating that such actions can constitute war crimes.
Gregory Scruggs March 30, 2017
Data gaps. Capacity questions. A guide to the major issues cities are facing.
Brendon Bosworth March 7, 2017
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