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Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Goal 11 is to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

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Urbanisation is extensive and transformational around the world. Over half of the world's population live in urban areas. By 2050, this proportion is expected to have risen to 70 per cent. Cities often take the lead when it comes to development, and are a hub of innovation and new ideas. The rapid and large-scale move to cities places new demands that must be met in an ecologically, economically and socially sustainable manner.

Read more about goal 11 and the targets

Researchers on goal 11

"First we shape the buildings, and then they will shape how we can use the built environment" - Watch interview with Paula Femenias, Building design, Chalmers, about goal 11 (2018).

Watch interview with Holger Wallbaum, Building Technology at Chalmers, on goal 11 (2017).


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Urban Futures is an international research- and knowledge centre working within the field of sustainable urban development, one of the most important societal challenges today. All projects within Urban Futures are run jointly by researchers and practitioners with the aim to realising fair, green and accessible cities.
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The Areas of Advance at Chalmers are organised as strong, challengedriven thematic platforms for strategy and long-term collaboration that hunt down specific challenges, often directly relevant for industry and society. The Building Futures Area of Advance works towards tackling society’s challenges related to urbanisation and use of resources.
Read more about the Building Futures Area of Advance

HSB Living Lab is a unique research and collaboration project of 12 partners in the built environment sector. The Living Lab is built as a residential building with 29 apartments for students and guest researchers on the campus of Chalmers University of Technology.
Read more about HSB Living Lab


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