UN Sustainable Development Goals - 11. Sustainable cities and communities


Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Cities are hubs for ideas, commerce, culture, science, productivity, social development and much more. At their best, cities have enabled people to advance socially and economically. However, many challenges exist to maintaining cities in a way that continues to create jobs and prosperity while not straining land and resources. Common urban challenges include congestion, lack of funds to provide basic services, a shortage of adequate housing and declining infrastructure.


The challenges cities face can be overcome in ways that allow them to continue to thrive and grow, while improving resource use and reducing pollution and poverty. The future we want includes cities of opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.

Read more about this goal on the website of the United Nations.

How do the Dutch universities work on this development goal?
Delft University of Technology, Leiden University and Erasmus University Rotterdam I

Delft University of Technology, Leiden University and Erasmus University Rotterdam  II  

Eindhoven University of Technology

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Leiden University

Leiden University II
Maastricht University

Radboud University I

Radboud University II

Radboud University III

Tilburg University I

Tilburg University II

Tilburg University III

TU Delft

University of Amsterdam

University of Twente I

University of Twente II

Utrecht University 

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam I

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam II

Wageningen University & Research