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Creating sustainable and resilient cities and communities

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The SDG Leadership Forum on Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities, was an online two-hour session on January 16th, featuring special guest contributors and moderated by GlobeScan.

SDG #11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Today, North America is the most urbanized region worldwide, with 82 percent of its population currently residing in urban areas. This number is expected to steadily rise as population growth and economic progress continue to drive urban development. However, urban living can often limit access to nature and public spaces, and can also increase exposure to environmental polluters.

Growing urbanization will require significant transformations in the way we build and manage our urban spaces to ensure our cities are resilient, inclusive and sustainable. Through green infrastructure and green spaces, the quality of urban living can be enhanced, by promoting resilient and sustainable lifestyles for communities.

In this online, text-based discussion, hosted by TD Bank Group and GlobeScan, we discussed best practices for implementation of green infrastructure in cities, the barriers and solutions to creating inclusive and accessible urban green spaces, as well as potential collaborative opportunities for accelerating progress on SDG 11. 

Sustainable Cities and Communities

Session: Jan 16 '19, 4:50pm–7:10pm GMT