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.”

As more countries look to write national urban policies, getting all the right players in a room for a 'national urban forum' is a good place to start.
Gregory Scruggs October 27, 2017
Planners must strengthen the synergies between urban and rural areas, UN-Habitat says.
David Hatch October 18, 2017
How Indonesia's biggest megacity is making it easier for residents to make their wants and needs heard.
Patralekha Chatterjee October 12, 2017
The same forces that make water a constant problem for Hong Kong also make the city a source of innovations.
Alok Gupta October 6, 2017
World Bank study also makes some policy recommendations.
Amy Fallon October 4, 2017
A global push is on for countries to adopt national urban policies. What are they and how do countries get one?
Gregory Scruggs September 19, 2017
How cooking and eating in Peru's capital turned into paths for economic and social change.
A U.N. report has lessons for cities in the least developed countries.
David Hatch September 6, 2017
‘The common characteristic found among the frontrunner cities — regardless of country, size and socio-economic profile — is that they’ve clearly rejected the “wait and see” approach,’ said one expert.
Shom Teoh and Augustine Kwan September 4, 2017
In Pontevedra, efforts to turn streets over to people has improved quality of life -- and proven politically popular.
Ignacio Amigo August 30, 2017
Innovations in the U.S. capital region are changing food supply chains and bringing fresh fruits and vegetables to 'food deserts'.
Neal Peirce August 25, 2017
A high-level U.N. meeting on 5-6 September may sound arcane, but the decisions made there could decide how sustainable our cities are for generations. Here’s what needs to happen.
Aromar Revi August 22, 2017
A push for 100 ‘smart’ cities is neglecting needs for basic services and putting India’s poorest at risk of eviction, a report says.
Patralekha Chatterjee August 21, 2017
A push from government, donors, NGOs and the U.N. yields a big success on public health.
AZM Anas August 14, 2017
Ideas from Seattle that can help cities anywhere protect cultural institutions survive redevelopment pressure and rising rents.
Gregory Scruggs August 1, 2017
How a popular video game became an urban planning tool.
Carlin Carr July 28, 2017
Move creates a beachhead that will allow for a deeper discussion of cities at the Human Rights Council, said one diplomat.
Gregory Scruggs July 27, 2017
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