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Goal 11 | Sustainable cities and communities: Leadership
As a global citizen how can I show leadership?
- "Make a donation to a charity that focuses on improving liveability in your community.
- Shop, eat and drink locally. Supporting neighbourhood businesses keeps people employed and circulates money back into your community.
- Commute in a sustainable way – bike, walk or take public transport. Save the car trips for when you’ve got a big group.
- Take care of public spaces. Start yourself and inspire others to contribute to better public spaces - water the greenery, trim and plant trees, renovate sports areas and playgrounds, organise a cleanup.
- Stay informed. Follow your local news and stay in touch with the Global Goals online or on social media at @TheGlobalGoals.
(The Global Goals, n.d.)
Goal 11 | Sustainable cities and communities: eBooks
Homeless People: Issues in Society by
Publication Date: 2013
On any given night, 105,000 Australians are homeless and without safe, secure or affordable housing. Every day, more than half the people who request immediate accommodation from homelessness services are turned away. Homelessness has profound effects on various groups in society including families, young people, women escaping domestic violence, indigenous Australians, and people with substance abuse and mental health problems. Homelessness results in social and economic costs to individuals, families, communities and the nation. How is homelessness currently defined and how are homeless people counted? Who are the homeless and how can they be housed? This book presents a current overview of the plight of Australia's homeless, exploring their unmet needs and strategies to address the entrenched problem of homelessness.
Homelessness in Australia by
Publication Date: 2015
This book explores the complexities of homelessness in Australia--and the future policies likely to improve the situation. What is homelessness? Who counts as homeless? Whose responsibility is homelessness? In Homelessness in Australia, experts in the sector offer timely insights into the history, causes, and extent of homelessness in the country, and the future policy directions most likely to have a positive impact. Covering issues such as gender, Indigenous homelessness, family violence, young people, and the effects of trauma, the book aims to improve both the understanding of the complexities involved and the outcomes for those experiencing homelessness.
Sustainable Development Goal 11 | Sustainable Communities: Online resources
Carbon neutral operations (City of Melbourne, n.d.)
"City of Melbourne’s operations have proudly been Certified Carbon Neutral by Climate Active (formerly the National Carbon Offset Standard) since 2012. " (City of Melbourne, n.d.)
Facts about homelessness [in Australia] (Council to Homeless Persons, n.d.)
"The Council to Homeless Persons is the peak body representing organisations and individuals in Victoria with a commitment to ending homelessness." (Council to Homeless Persons, n.d.)
Melbourne, Australia (Circles of sustainability, n.d.)
"in the metropolis of Melbourne issues of liveability and sustainability cut across each other in complex ways. For example, for all the public sensitivity to ecological sustainability issues in the city, resource-use and carbon emissions continue to grow, including land and energy consumption on a per capita basis." (Circles of sustainability, n.d.)
Goal 11 | Sustainable cities and communities: Melbourne homelessness heat map