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.
The Green Guide to Specification An environmental profiling system for construction materials
Whole institution sustainability engagement through innovative learning programmes
The big Winchester coffee cup innovation of 2016/17: From 3 to 33 in 100
Ditching the disposable for...The Loughborough Cup Another inspiring winner!
Driving towards a sustainable fleet
MDX goes green
Maintaining the green. Living the sporting dream
Green now white bags: Five years skilling students a University/City recycling collaboration
Team entrepreneurship students building sustainable businesses
Project Baala: A real solution not insanitary - student led social impact
Enactus Nottingham creating business, transforming lives
Kenya Jiko Stove
CommUNITY meet and eat
Dip, Dabble, Dive and Thrive integrating sustainability in the extra-curriculum
Queen’s University Belfast’s ‘Environmental Leadership Programme’
Don’t waste your e-waste