UN SDG’s – Goal #11 – Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Welcome students, to our eleventh session exploring the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals! Our focus today will be on goal number eleven, Sustainable Cities & Communities. This goal seeks to make cities and settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable in order to enable citizens everywhere access to basic services such as housing, healthcare, food and education. We’ll look into what it takes for a city to be ecological responsible by providing green spaces and reducing air pollution as well as how public transit designs can help keep communities connected. We’ll also explore how cities worldwide are transforming themselves into smart cities with technology-based solutions that increase sustainability while making the urban environment more equitable.
How can you help upgrade your community. Here are some thoughts.
- Support local organizations that work to improve the sustainability of your community, such as environmental groups or community development organizations.
- Organize a workshop or event to educate your community about the importance of sustainable urban development.
- Start a carpool or bike-sharing program in your community to reduce traffic and air pollution.