Goal 11:

  Sustainable Cities and Communities

More people are living in cities than ever. The result is skyrocketing pollution and poverty. Cities only occupy 3% of all land on earth and yet huge numbers of us still choose to live in them. The issue is that when cities expand, carbon emissions soar, ill health increases, housing gets poorer and urban areas become more vulnerable to natural disaster. It all sounds like really bad news, doesn’t it? Goal 11 is dedicated to supporting plans for Sustainable Cities and Communities. By putting our heads together to think up schemes and initiatives, we can create cities that are safer, cleaner and happier places to live in.

The UN’s SubGoals for sustainable cities and communities

  • Provide safe and affordable housing
  • Create affordable and sustainable transport systems
  • Develop inclusive and sustainable urbanisation
  • Protect the world’s cultural and natural heritage
  • Reduce the adverse effects of natural disasters
  • Build strong national and regional development planning
  • Reduce the environmental impact of cities
  • Provide access to safe and inclusive green and public spaces
  • Implement policies for inclusion, resource efficiency and disaster risk reduction
  • Support least developed countries in sustainable and resilient building

How you can help


Commute in a sustainable way – bike, walk or take public transport. Save the car trips for when you’ve got a big group.


Support a project campaigning for safe housing. You can volunteer to help with building social houses, fixing existing ones, setting up public or green spaces.


Shop, eat and drink locally. Supporting neighbourhood businesses keeps people employed and circulates money back into your community.

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