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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Organizations relating to Urban

International Network for Urban Research and Action / Zurich, Switzerland / Est. 1991
Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies / Rotterdam, Netherlands / Est. 1948
Marie Schlei Association - Assistance for Women in Africa, Asia and Latin America / Hamburg, Germany / Est. 1984
Water, Engineering and Development Centre / Loughborough, UK / Est. 1972
EcoAgriculture Partners / Washington DC, USA / Est. 2002
International Centre for Earth Construction / Villefontaine, France / Est. 1979
European Urban Knowledge Network / The Hague, Netherlands / Est. 2005
European Centre on Urban Risks / Lisbon, Portugal / Est. 1998
International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism / London, UK / Est. 2001
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat / Chicago IL, USA / Est. 1969
European Urban Charter / Est. 1992
Development Planning Unit / London, UK / Est. 1971
International Society of Travel Medicine / Dunwoody GA, USA / Est. 1991
IFLA Europe / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1989
Society for Urban Development in East Africa / Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
International Federation of Landscape Architects / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1948
Associated Research Centres for the Urban Underground Space / Hamburg, Canada
European Association for Flowers and Landscaping / Budapest, Hungary / Est. 1996
European Institute for Comparative Urban Research / Leuven, Belgium / Est. 1990
Benelux Convention on Nature Conservation and Landscape Protection / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1982
International Network of Resource Centers on Urban Agriculture and Food Security / Leusden, Netherlands / Est. 1999
Network-Association of European Researchers in Urbanisation in the South / Est. 1996
Natura 2000 Network / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1992
African Forum for Urban Security / Est. 1998
Institute for International Urban Development / Cambridge MA, USA / Est. 2005

View all profiles (119 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

World Problems relating to Urban

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Urban slums
Urban unemployment
Urban road traffic congestion
Urban-industrial air pollution
Informal sector
Disruptive migration of rural population to cities
Uncontrolled urban development
Unbalanced urban population density gradients
Enticing attractions of urban employment
Inadequate urban political machinery
Inadequate health care in urban slums
Psychotic violence
Endangered public reserves
Urban fires
Single-use urban areas
Shortage of urban land
Absentee ownership
Imbalance between urbanization and industrialization
Lack of sanitation in cities
Rural-urban income differential
Inadequate town planning
Photochemical oxidant formation
Graffiti
Segregation of poor and minority population in urban ghettos
Threatened urban trees

Action Strategies relating to Urban

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Reconciling urban planning with availability of water resources
Greening urban environments
Developing sustainable transport systems in cities
Monitoring urban-industrial air pollution
Improving public utilities in urban areas
Implementing water and sanitation programmes for the urban poor
Strengthening education on urban energy and transportation services
Designing sustainable urban settlements
Implementing urban innovations
Establishing urban housing model
Improving services infrastructure in poor urban areas
Managing urban wastes
Extending waste management services to the unserved urban poor
Giving priority to primary environmental care in deprived urban and rural areas
Reducing urban air pollution
Managing urban environmental problems
Separating components of urban solid waste
Supporting public participation in urban environment improvement programmes
Developing smart communities
Developing urban employment
Improving health for urban poor
Freedom fighter
Informing public about importance of protecting urban water quality
Planning cities
Advancing urban development

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