11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

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  • Ensure all have access to quality, safe housing and basic services.
  • Provide safe, organised transportation that is not harmful to the environment and is also specifically designed to serve children, women, and vulnerable people.
  • Engage communities in discussions and planning for improvement of their cities.
  • Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage
  • Increase resilience to disasters.
  • Ensure monitoring of waste management and air quality.
  • Prepare communities to manage their resources properly and to tackle climate change.

"In the planning and designing of new communities, housing projects, and urban renewal, the planners both private and public, need to give explicit consideration to the kind of world that is being created for the children who will be growing up in these settings"

Urie Bronfenbrenner