Sustainable cities and communities is Goal 11 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. It aims to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and lasting.
For us, the SDGs provide a framework for guiding social, environmental, and economic progress. Through our projects and operations, we directly contribute to seven SDGs. These are good health and well-being (Goal 3), quality education (Goal 4), clean water and sanitation (Goal 6), affordable and clean energy (Goal 7), industry, innovation, and infrastructure (Goal 9), sustainable cities and communities (Goal 11), and climate action (Goal 13).
Because the goals are highly interdependent, progress on one will affect all or some of the others. So, a solar array isn’t wholly about generating electricity, and flood defenses protect a community from more than water. It’s all about making connections, challenging assumptions, and turning potential benefits into value-adding outcomes.
Creating great places for people can contribute indirectly to many SDGs, including these: