SDG #11 Sustainble Cities and Communities Unveiling

Date: 
Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
Kipp West Philadelphia Academy 5070 Parkside Ave #3500d
Philadelphia, PA 19131
United States

GPA will be hosting an SDG mural unveiling at the Kipp School at 5:00 pm during World Heritage Week along with releasing an updated mural map.The SDG mural program highlights murals designed by Philadelphia artists' interpretations of the of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This unveiling's artist is Nazeer Sabree. 

These murals are sponsored by local community partners and showcased around the city.
 
This unveiling is sponsored by the TD Bank Foundation.
 

More about SDG #11:

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  

 

  

 

Categories
Event Type: 
Community Events
Topic: 
Community Development
Topic: 
City Planning
Topic: 
Environment