SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

In order to live within planetary boundaries we must meet the targets in SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities.

The Grantham Centre works towards SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities through Grantham Scholars projects such as Maria del Carmen Redondo Bermudez who is completing a feasibility study of sustainable green barriers to air pollution in the global south. Jonathan Sykes is characterising uncertainty in complex environmental simulations for public engagement with climate change conscious sustainable planning and design. Carolyn Auma is examining the impact of rural-to-urban migration on the sustainability of urban diets in sub-Saharan Africa.

Our multidisciplinary project Plastics: Redefining Single-Use works towards SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities through innovative rethinking of single-use plastic.

Grantham Centre work focuses on 7 of the 17 SDGs. You can find more information about this work here. We also post relevant news about the SDGs on our news feed.

a picture from the paper showing green space

NEW PAPER: Greenspace spatial characteristics and human health in an urban environment

Grantham Supervisor Anna Jorgensen has co-authored a new paper. You can read the full paper here Highlights: Landscape metrics demonstrate utility in linking greenspace patterns to human health. Multi-model inference identifies important metrics despite small effect sizes. Water cover, tree planting diversity are compositional characteristics that promote health. Large, […]

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