Sustainable Development Goal#11: Sustainable Cities and Communities





This art project is the eleventh out of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and is being sponsored by TD Charitable Foundation which has been committed to Philadelphia's low-income housing. 

SDG 11 unveiling took place on May 26th at 5pm at the Kipp Academy!

  • Sponsor of the project: TD Charitable Foundation
  • Artist(s): Nazeer Sabree
  • Grantee: Kipp Academy 
  • Location of art: Kipp Academy

To read about the event, check out our wrap up article.

To look at pictures from the event, visit GPA's Flickr

The world is becoming increasingly urbanized. Since 2007, more than half the world’s population has been living in cities, and that share is projected to rise to 60 per cent by 2030. 

Cities and metropolitan areas are powerhouses of economic growth—contributing about 60 per cent of global GDP. However, they also account for about 70 per cent of global carbon emissions and over 60 per cent of resource use. 

Rapid urbanization is resulting in a growing number of slum dwellers, inadequate and overburdened infrastructure and services (such as waste collection and water and sanitation systems, roads and transport), worsening air pollution and unplanned urban sprawl. 

The impact of COVID-19 will be most devastating in poor and densely populated urban areas, especially for the one billion people living in informal settlements and slums worldwide, where overcrowding also makes it difficult to follow recommended measures such as social distancing and self-isolation. 

The UN food agency, FAO, warned that hunger and fatalities could rise significantly in urban areas, without measures to ensure that poor and vulnerable residents have access to food

Source: United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, SDG#11 Sustainable Cities and Communities