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

SDG 11 targets making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. It encourages sustainable urban development to accommodate the growing global population, addressing challenges such as housing, transportation, and environmental sustainability.

Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Ensure universal access to adequate, safe, and affordable housing and basic services, upgrading slums by 2030.
  • Provide safe, affordable, and sustainable transport systems for everyone by 2030, with a focus on expanding public transport and addressing the needs of vulnerable groups.
  • Enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization, promoting participatory and integrated human settlement planning in all countries by 2030.
  • Strengthen efforts to protect and preserve the world’s cultural and natural heritage.
  • By 2030, significantly reduce deaths, people affected, and economic losses caused by disasters, particularly those affecting the poor and vulnerable.
  • Reduce the per capita environmental impact of cities by 2030, with special attention to air quality and waste management.
  • Ensure universal access to safe, inclusive, green, and public spaces by 2030, particularly for women, children, older persons, and persons with disabilities.
  • Support positive economic, social, and environmental connections between urban, peri-urban, and rural areas through strengthened national and regional development planning.
  • By 2020, increase the number of cities adopting integrated policies for inclusion, resource efficiency, climate change mitigation and adaptation, disaster resilience, in line with the Sendai Framework.
  • Assist least developed countries in building sustainable and resilient buildings with local materials, providing financial and technical support.
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