Collision on Sustainable Development Goal #11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

July 22, 2020 | 12-1PM CT | Zoom Webinar

Collision on Sustainable Development Goal #11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

COVID-19 is an unprecedented global crisis and will require an unprecedented response. In response, many private funders have issued special calls for research, education and community engagement projects to help our country, state and university respond and recover from this emergency. The faculty at the University of Minnesota are well positioned to receive this funding, a critical step in our own recovery and long-term resilience. However, these calls are unusual and often issued on short timelines.

To help faculty navigate and pursue this changing landscape of funding, the UMN SDG Initiative and the University of Minnesota's Corporate and Foundation Relations office are hosted a Zoom Collision Incubator Event on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 from 12-1:00 pm CT.

During the event, we focused on work at the University of Minnesota convened around the Sustainable Development Goal #11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.

If you were unable to attend the meeting, please feel free to view the presentation recording or download the slides.

Event Details

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

12-1:00 pm CT

Sustainable Development Goal #11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Substantial progress has been made in reducing the proportion of the global urban population living in slums, though more than 1 billion people continue to live in such situations. Urgent action is needed to reverse the current situation, which sees the vast majority of urban residents breathing poor-quality air and having limited access to transport and open public spaces. With the areas occupied by cities growing faster than their populations, there are profound repercussions for sustainability.

UMN Sustainable Development Goal Initiative

The Global Programs and Strategy Alliance (GPS Alliance) is leading a system-wide initiative focused on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDG Initiative will seek to support, promote and identify research, teaching and partnerships linked to the SDGs through grants, information and opportunities for connection and partnerships.

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