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Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

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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

United Nations

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.

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