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Goal 11. Cities

ICTs for a Sustainable World

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Sustainable Cities and Communities

With more than half the world’s population already living in urban environments, ICTs will be essential in offering innovative approaches to managing cities more effectively and holistically – through applications such as smart buildings, smart water management, intelligent transport systems, and new efficiencies in energy consumption and waste management.

Using ICTs to make cities more eco-friendly and sustainable is vital – not just for the well-being of urban inhabitants, but also for the sustainability of the planet..



Case study – Japan


Sound Bite

"A city can be ‘smart’ only if it is sustainable."

Magdy Martínez-Solimán
Assistant Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)