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Sustainable Development Goal 11 | Sustainable Communities: Overview

All of School guide to support: Global citizenship [SCoT], Sustainable development [ScOT.1050] and Ethical understanding [acgc.7]

Source: Black, S. (2019).

"Cities are hubs for ideas, commerce, culture, science, productivity, social development and much more. At their best, cities have enabled people to advance socially and economically.... Many challenges exist to maintaining cities in a way that continues to create jobs and prosperity without straining land and resources." (United Nations, 2018)
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Goal 11 | Sustainable communities: Introductory videos

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"Learn how to promote prosperity without harming the environment and make cities a better place to live for billions of people around the world." (United Nations, 2019)

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In text reference / citation: United Nations, (2019) or (United Nations, 2019)
Bibliography / Reference list: United Nations (2019). Why do we need sustainable cities? - Sustainable Development Goal #11, [eVideo]. https://youtu.be/RPoDircL5zc

"The world´s population is becoming increasingly urban. We’ll need to build a new city for one million people every week to keep up, or manage the growth of the cities we already have. The battle for sustainable development will be won or lost in our cities, working with the rural areas on which they depend for food and natural resources." (United Cities and Local Governments, 2016)

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In text reference / citation: United Cities and Local Governments (2016) or (United Cities and Local Governments, 2016)
Bibliography / Reference list: United Cities and Local Governments (2016). Learning about SDG 11, [eVideo]. https://youtu.be/-4iGPnF0Wzw

Goal 11 | Sustainable communities: Facts & Figures

Level 1Statistics

Facts & Figures Global Targets

4.2 billion

In 2018, 4.2 billion people, 55 percent of the world’s population, lived in cities. By 2050, the urban population is expected to reach 6.5 billion.

3%

Cities occupy just 3 percent of the Earth’s land but account for 60 to 80 percent of energy consumption and at least 70 percent of carbon emissions.

828 million

828 million people are estimated to live in slums, and the number is rising.

33

In 1990, there were 10 cities with 10 million people or more; by 2014, the number of mega-cities rose to 28, and was expected to reach 33 by 2018. In the future, 9 out of 10 mega-cities will be in the developing world.

90%

In the coming decades, 90 percent of urban expansion will be in the developing world.

80%

The economic role of cities is significant. They generate about 80 percent of the global GDP.
  • "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, peri-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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In text citation: (United Nations Development Programme, 2018) or United Nations Development Programme (2018)

Bibliography / Reference list: United Nations Development Programme. (2018). Sustainable Development Goals, 11: sustainable cities and communities facts and figures. Retrieved from https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/sustainable-development-goals/goal-11-sustainable-cities-and-communities.html

Sustainable Development Goal 11 | Sustainable Communities: Track progress

Use the following links to see how Australia, and the world, are tracking to meet this goal.Level 3StatisticsDatabases

Australia's progress
International progress

Sustainable Development Goal 11 | Sustainable communities: Curriculum alignment

Level 1Victorian CurriculumAustralian Curriculum AlignmentThis Mentone Girls' Grammar School Sustainable Development Goals LibGuide supports the following Australian and Victorian curriculum outcomes.


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