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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities


Urban means "related to cities". In that sense, the term may refer to:

  • Urban area, geographical area distinct from rural areas
  • Urban culture, the culture of towns and cities, sometimes used as a euphemism for African-American culture

From Wikipedia

Organizations relating to Urban

International Network for Urban Research and Action / Est. 1991
World Employment Programme / Est. 1969
Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies / Est. 1948
Marie Schlei Association - Assistance for Women in Africa, Asia and Latin America / Est. 1984
Water, Engineering and Development Centre / Est. 1972
Latin American Forum for Urban Safety
Committee for the Activities of the Council of Europe in the field of Biological and Landscape Diversity / Est. 1986
Asia-Pacific 2000 / Est. 1991
Cities for Cyclists / Est. 1991
Gender Research on Urbanization, Planning, Housing and Everyday Life / Est. 1991
EcoAgriculture Partners / Est. 2002
International Centre for Earth Construction / Est. 1979
European Urban Knowledge Network / Est. 2005
European Centre for Research and Accessibility Promotion
European Centre on Urban Risks / Est. 1998
European Network for Long-Term Forest Ecosystem and Landscape Research / Est. 2000
EURFORUM / Est. 2006
International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism / Est. 2001
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat / Est. 1969
European Urban Charter / Est. 1992
Association of Latin-American Schools of Urbanism and Planning
Development Planning Unit / Est. 1971
International Urban Action Fund against Drugs / Est. 1992
International Association for Urban Planning and Design
International Society of Travel Medicine / Est. 1991

View all profiles (218 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

World Problems relating to Urban

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Social isolation of the elderly
Sedentary city lifestyles
Uncontrolled physical expansion of cities
Threatened urban trees
Segregation of poor and minority population in urban ghettos
Non-epidemic typhus
Inaccessibility of health services
Disruptive migration of rural population to cities
Urban poverty
Urban slums
Unhealthy cities
Environmental degradation of inner city areas
Psychological stress of urban environment
Photochemical oxidant formation
Inadequate town planning
Uncontrolled urban development
Deteriorating physical infrastructure in cities
Urban road traffic congestion
Personal physical insecurity
Urban-industrial air pollution
Rural-urban income differential
Lack of sanitation in cities
Unfocused design of community space

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
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
Cleaning up dog excrement from pavements

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