Sustainable cities and communities

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UNSDG) #11 is dedicated to making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. As a response to the increasing urbanization trend, this goal aims to address the challenges associated with rapid urban growth, ensuring that cities and communities become hubs of equitable development. UNSDG #11 focuses on enhancing access to safe and affordable housing, improving urban infrastructure, and making cities more resilient to environmental shocks. It emphasizes the need to create sustainable transport systems, safeguard cultural and natural heritage, and provide inclusive and accessible public spaces.Key targets under UNSDG #11 include ensuring access to adequate and affordable housing, upgrading informal settlements, providing safe and sustainable transport options, and enhancing urban resilience to disasters. The goal recognizes the interconnectedness of urban development with other Sustainable Development Goals, such as those related to poverty reduction, health, and environmental sustainability. By promoting sustainable urban planning and development, UNSDG #11 seeks to create cities and human settlements that are not only more environmentally friendly and economically vibrant but also socially inclusive and resilient to the challenges of the 21st century.