Sustainable cities and communities

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

More than half of us now live in towns and cities, and with migration and population growth, that proportion is set to keep rising. But for the poorest people, that often means living in slums where conditions are dire.

Open sewers, dangerous buildings, disease and crime are just some of the problems residents face. As well as tackling living conditions in our cities, we need to improve transport and other infrastructure, and the purity of our water and air. Investing in better data about people in urban areas would mean governments could provide better services to everyone who lives there too.

Our cities are only going to get busier – but we can make them safe, healthy and happy places to live.