SDG 11 Sustainable cities and communities Towards inclusive, resilient and sustainable cities

According to the World Bank, An estimated 60 percent of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2030 and most of the expected 1 billion increase in Urban dwellers between 2015 and 2030 will occur in Africa and Asia.

Cities are complex systems in which every component affects every other among which include: economic, environment, social, cultural and political.

Access to adequate, safe, and affordable housing and basic services, in addition to slum upgrading, is critical to sustainable cities.

Although there is no consistent definition of slum areas, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme estimates take into consideration the proportion of urban population living in dwellings that lack access to an improved drinking water source, improved sanitation facilities, sufficient living area, durable structure, or security of tenure.

In Sub-Saharan Africa more than half the urban population lives in slum conditions.In many countries, poor people move from rural areas to cities in search of greater opportunity but often end up even more entrenched in poverty.

Reducing the environmental impact of cities.

with the increasing urban population comes deterioration in access to safe water, sanitation among other basic services hence jeopardizing health of many.

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