Edited by Mary Martha Wiggers
The UN Sustainable Development Agenda for 2030 provides a framework for our planet to tackle the most pressing issues of our time. Sustainable Development Goal 11 (SDG 11) seeks to address the negative environmental and social impacts caused by rapid urbanization in order to make cities more inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. The targets of SDG 11 range from providing safe and affordable housing and public transport for all to protecting indigenous communities and their homes. Head to our YouTube channel to get the full breakdown on SDG 11 and what you can do to create a better, more sustainable world.
Conditions in our cities is a major issue of social and sustainable development because by 2050, more than half of the world population will live in cities. This can contribute to climate change because it pollutes more, so there is a need to develop more sustainably. It also explains the necessity of being able to offer affordable and safe housing in the cities to people. The UN has put many projects in place in order to reach those goals so that we will survive the huge challenges in the future.