Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
11.1 By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums
11.2 By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons
11.3 By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries
11.4 Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage
11.5 By 2030, significantly reduce the number of deaths and the number of people affected and substantially decrease the direct economic losses relative to global gross domestic product caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with a focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations
11.6 By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management
11.7 By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities
2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development
Chinese American Parent-Student Council and China Resource-Based City Development Association Jointly Organize The Resource-Based City Development Forum in Beijing, China
March 2016- On March 12, 2016, The Resource-Based City Development Forum was jointly organized in Beijing, China, with the China Resource-Based City Development Association, providing a blueprint and guidance for the transforming resource-dependent cities in China. The forum's theme was to discuss key ways to achieve successful economic and environmental transformation and sustainable development in these unique cities, thus changing its overall direction and the vitality of its people.
The transformation of a resource-dependent city can occur through the following measures:
1. Changing the past ways of development to address the new needs of the city while comprehensively considering urban future energy and carbon saving;
2. Strengthening the natural defense system, including the ecosystems of forests and water;
3. Introducing new capital and investment while advancing technological research.
The Chinese American Parent-Student Council and the China Resource-Based City Development Association also signed a memorandum for understanding (MOU) during the forum to further engage and provide assistance and consultation in transforming resource-dependent cities in China.