SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

What is SDG 11?

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 is dedicated to making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. The United Nations aims to ensure access for all to adequate, safe, and affordable housing and basic services and to upgrade slums.

The United Nations’ Objective

The United Nations envisions a world where cities and communities prioritize the well-being of residents, promote sustainable urbanization, and provide equal access to opportunities. SDG 11 addresses the need for affordable housing, efficient public transportation, green spaces, and overall urban planning that enhances the quality of life.

Near East University's Commitment

Our university is deeply committed to the principles of SDG 11. We recognize the role of cities as hubs for innovation, diversity, and economic development. Additionally, we place a high value on the role of arts and culture in creating vibrant and thriving urban environments. Our university's campus, adorned with sculptures and art installations, functions much like an open-air museum. These artistic expressions serve as a testament to our commitment to the cultural richness of our community.

Contributions of Universities

Universities play a crucial role in achieving SDG 11 by not only contributing to sustainable urban planning and community resilience but also by fostering a cultural environment that enhances the well-being of urban populations. Our academic community actively engages in research and initiatives that promote the integration of arts and culture into urban development. The sculptures and art installations scattered across our campus serve as elements of this cultural landscape, transforming the university into a dynamic and open-air space for artistic expression, cultural exchange, and community engagement. They contribute to the aesthetic appeal of our environment and enrich the urban experience for both residents and visitors.

How You Can Contribute

As a member of our university community, you can contribute to SDG 11 by raising awareness about sustainable urban living, participating in community projects, and supporting initiatives that prioritize the development of inclusive and sustainable cities. Together, we can create cities and communities that are resilient, environmentally conscious, and provide a high quality of life for all residents.