Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Publication Date: 

Wednesday, 6 July 2016 - 5:53pm


Measure What Matters

With less than a week to go until the launch of Measure What Matters: A framework for action today we are focusing on Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities (see targets below)

Check out this ’3 step’ approach to taking a systemic approach to SDG 11 by David Edwards, Assistant Director of The Prince of Wales‘ International Sustainability Unit

We hear why more city mayors are seeing the opportunity of committing to sustainability reports than ever before.

See photos of the ‘7 most sustainable cities’ around the world.

Watch what students in London have to say about the importance of sustainable cities (click link below).


By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums
By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons
By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries
Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage
By 2030, significantly reduce the number of deaths and the number of people affected and substantially decrease the direct economic losses relative to global gross domestic product caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with a focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations
By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management
By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities
Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, per-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning
By 2020, substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, and develop and implement, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, holistic disaster risk management at all levels
Support least developed countries, including through financial and technical assistance, in building sustainable and resilient buildings utilizing local materials

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