Urbanization has been one of the most significant driving forces of recent global development, with more than half the world’s population now living in cities. And this proportion will continue to rise. It is estimated that by 2050 nearly 70% of the world’s population will live in cities. Between 2000 and 2030, the entire built-up urban area in developing countries is projected to triple. While urbanization has enabled economic growth and innovation it has also contributed to massive inequalities and environmental challenges.
Sustainable Development Goal 11 (SDG11) envisages future cities that are inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable for all, and in the light of this our C4D & Urban Development spotlight looks at some of the key resources and thinking around what can be done to achieve this.
C4D Network Topical Paper: C4D & Urban: Our C4D & Urban paper takes a more in-depth look at urbanization and considers ‘What can be done to enable cities to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 11 (SDG11) and how can Communication for Development (C4D) as an area of development practice contribute and add value?’