Goal 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities

The eleventh UN Sustainable Development Goal: Sustainable Cities & Communities

From the UN:
"Cities are hubs for ideas, commerce, culture, science, productivity, social development and much more. At their best, cities have enabled people to advance socially and economically.

However, many challenges exist to maintaining cities in a way that continues to create jobs and prosperity while not straining land and resources. Common urban challenges include congestion, lack of funds to provide basic services, a shortage of adequate housing and declining infrastructure.

The challenges cities face can be overcome in ways that allow them to continue to thrive and grow, while improving resource use and reducing pollution and poverty. The future we want includes cities of opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more."

iEARN Projects Take Action

Join the below iEARN projects to take action towards achieving the eleventh UN Sustainable Development Goal!

My City and Me

This project is about cultural, social and environmental aspects of the cities we live in.

Working in the project, participants can choose any aspects of their city's life. We can share these aspects with our contemporaries around the world. Together we can think about activities which can make our lives and those of others living in our cities better.

Find out more and join this iEARN Project at https://iearn.org/cc/space-2/group-8

World We Live in/ Мир, в котором мы живем

Project participants are invited to discuss problems of their life and Sustainable Development of their regions, suggest the ways of solution of these problems. They share their thoughts, ideas with each other by answering the questions suggested during the discussion as well as by exchanging essays, and sharing pictures and photos.

Участники проекта обсуждают проблемы своей жизни, Цели устойчивого развития и возможность их достижения в своих регионах. Предлагая свои варианты, они обмениваются идеями друг с другом, обсуждают актуальные вопросы дискуссии, создают эссе, рисунки и фотографии.

Find out more and join this iEARN Project at https://iearn.org/cc/space-2/group-7

OF2 - Our Footprints, Our Future

“(OF)2: Our Footprints, Our Future!” is an international initiative that encourages students to make resolutions to do good for themselves while taking care of their community and environment that can change the life styles and result in promoting earth-friendly habits and deeds in their everyday lives.

Youth from around the world use online tools and calculators to measure their carbon footprint and mobilize other youth by drawing their attention towards environmental issues and participate to create a healthy, sustainable environment.

Find out more and join this iEARN Project at https://iearn.org/cc/space-2/group-126

Natural Disaster Youth Summit

NDYS was first organized in Hyogo in May 2004 and started from September 2004, commemorating 10th year of great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake, Japan. We learned the importance of human lives and preparedness for disasters.

In recent years, it has been pointed out that extreme abnormal weather caused by climate change may be linked to an increase in large-scale natural disasters. Natural disasters such as heavy rain and floods are increasing in many parts of the world, and they become major obstacles not only to people's lives but also to sustainable development. To take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts is an urgent global issue.

Find out more and join this iEARN Project at https://iearn.org/cc/space-2/group-120

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