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SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

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This goal is to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Cities are not only full of ideas, commerce, culture, science, productivity, social development and much more but enabled people to advance socially and economically.

However,  To maintaining cities in a way that continues to create jobs and prosperity while not straining land and resources, many challenges existed. Congestion, lack of funds to provide basic services, a shortage of adequate housing and declining infrastructure are common urban challenges.

To continue to thrive and grow while improving resource use and reducing pollution and poverty, the challenges cities face can be overcome in ways. The future we want includes cities of opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.

Here are the details of SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities according to the United Nations.

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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Sample data sets in Hong Kong: SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities



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