SDG #11-Sustainable Cities and Communities

Sustainable Development Goal 11: 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.

Nony HerzfeldMusic
Portrait

“You Can’t Fight Against Music”

How do you get people excited about social innovators and their causes? Six years ago, Jonathan Herzfeld and some fellow entrepreneurs had a great idea.

VolunteersVolunteering
Opinion

Why Volunteering Is the Pulse of Democracy

“Volunteers are far from being just nice little helpers that take care of the soft issues,” says Sebastian Gallander, who argues that volunteering is crucial for democracy.

REDI School in Berlin. refugees digitization communityrefugees digitization community
Portrait

Harnessing the Power of Community

Anne Kjaer Riechert has mobilized her community to set up a coding school for refugees. It offers them prospects for the future. And a family.

Working Door is an initiative from SwedenSweden
Feature

When Strangers Become Friends

Did you ever get matched with a potential co-worker? The Axfoundation arranges meetings for Swedes and migrants to enhance integration.

The Camp
Interview

F20 Foundations Take a Stand: F20 Head Office

By establishing the F20 platform, the participating foundations seek to identify pathways towards sustainable development and call upon the G20 Heads of State to take action.

Guillermo Navarro SanzTransformation
Portrait

This Is What a Public Servant Should Look Like

“In order to transform you have to be disruptive.” Politics can be a very human place, and Guillermo Navarro Sanz is living proof of that.

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