Goal 11. Sustainable cities and communities

Last changed: 16 August 2023

Here you can find some examples of SLU research areas and projects within each target under Goal 11.

11. Sustainable cities and communities - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

11.1, 11.2, 11.3, 11.4, 11.5, 11.6, 11.7, 11.a, 11.b


11.1 Safe and affordable housing

By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums.

  • Steering Migration through Sustainable Development: Euro-Egyptian Program for Agriculture and Rural Development (DeVilag)  (Assem Abu Hatab)
11.2 Affordable and sustainable transport systems

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.

11.3 Inclusive and sustainable urbanization

By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries.

11.4 Protect the world's cultural and natural heritage

Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage.

11.5 Reduce the adverse effects of natural disasters

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.

11.6 Reduce the environmental impact of cities

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.

11.7 Provide access to safe and inclusive green and public spaces

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.

11.a Strong national and regional develpment planning

Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning.

11.b Implement policies for inclusion, resource efficiency and disaster risk reduction

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.


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