Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
In recent decades, the world has experienced unprecedented urban growth. In 2015, close to 4 billion people — 54 per cent of the world’s population — lived in cities and that number is projected to increase to about 5 billion people by 2030. Rapid urbanization has brought enormous challenges, including growing numbers of slum dwellers, increased air pollution, inadequate basic services and infrastructure, and unplanned urban sprawl, which also make cities more vulnerable to disasters. Better urban planning and management are needed to make the world’s urban spaces more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. As of May 2017, 149 countries were developing national-level urban policies.
Catching fire for carbon reductions
From coal to cloud - Newcastle University Urban Sciences Building
Campus Transformation – a campus for the 21st Century
Sustain It Bottle
Reusable Cup Race
Campus compost collaboration
Campus Community Fridge – the first UK university community fridge
Ditch disposables at King’s
Cross Atlantic project-based learning - a tale of two Worcesters
UWE supporting Bristol’s One City Plan
Rethinking rehabilitation - connecting communities through craft
Uni-link buses for better air
Positive Impact Partners: Building capacity through partnerships
Project SCENe: Sustainable Community Energy Networks
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Toward robust foundations for sustainable well-being societies: Learning to change by changing how we learn.
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