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Exploring the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through Symposia and other efforts. The 2020-21 theme is Goal 11

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MDC student projects (Goal 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities)

Goal 11 Targets & Indicators

  • 11.1 By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums
     
    • 11.1.1 Proportion of urban population living in slums, informal settlements or inadequate housing

       
  • 11.2 By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons
     
    • 11.2.1 Proportion of population that has convenient access to public transport, by sex, age and persons with disabilities

       
  • 11.3 By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries
     
    • 11.3.1 Ratio of land consumption rate to population growth rate 1

    • 1.3.2 Proportion of cities with a direct participation structure of civil society in urban planning and management that operate regularly and democratically
       

  • 11.4 Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage

    • 11.4.1 Total expenditure (public and private) per capita spent on the preservation, protection and conservation of all cultural and natural heritage, by type of heritage (cultural, natural, mixed and World Heritage Centre designation), level of government (national, regional and local/municipal), type of expenditure (operating expenditure/investment) and type of private funding (donations in kind, private non-profit sector and sponsorship)
       

  • 11.5 By 2030, significantly reduce the number of deaths and the number of people affected and substantially decrease the direct economic losses relative to global gross domestic product caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with a focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations

    • 11.5.1 Number of deaths, missing persons and persons affected by disaster per 100,000 peoplea

    • 11.5.2 Direct disaster economic loss in relation to global GDP, including disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services
       

  • 11.6 By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management

    • 11.6.1 Proportion of urban solid waste regularly collected and with adequate final discharge out of total urban solid waste generated, by cities

    • 11.6.2 Annual mean levels of fine particulate matter (e.g. PM2.5 and PM10) in cities (population weighted)

       

  • 11.7 By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities

    • 11.7.1 Average share of the built-up area of cities that is open space for public use for all, by sex, age and persons with disabilities

    • 11.7.2 Proportion of persons victim of physical or sexual harassment, by sex, age, disability status and place of occurrence, in the previous 12 months
       

  • 11.a Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning

    • 11.a.1 Proportion of population living in cities that implement urban and regional development plans integrating population projections and resource needs, by size of city
       

  • 11.b By 2020, substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, and develop and implement, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, holistic disaster risk management at all level

    • 11.b.1 Proportion of local governments that adopt and implement local disaster risk reduction strategies in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030a

    • 11.b.2 Number of countries with national and local disaster risk reduction strategies
       

  • 11.c Support least developed countries, including through financial and technical assistance, in building sustainable and resilient buildings utilizing local materials 
     
    • 11.c.1 Proportion of financial support to the least developed countries that is allocated to the construction and retrofitting of sustainable, resilient and resource-efficient buildings utilizing local materials

MDC Learning Resources

Goal 11 in the News

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Goal 11: Fall 2020 Campus Learning Community & Symposium (Poster)

Fall 2020 Symposium Schedule

Symposium Schedule

Monday, November 16th
 

  • 9:00 – 9:50 AM: Resilient 305
    • Sandra St. Hilaire with the Miami Dade County Office of Resilience discusses Resilient 305 and the county sea level rise strategy with Professors Walter Kozloski (World Languages, North Campus) and Mike Lenaghan (Social Sciences, North Campus) 
       
  • 10:00 – 10:50 AM: Sustainable Cities Student Presentations pt. 1
    • Student presentations with Professor Albert Lenel (Communication, Arts & Philosophy, Padrón Campus)
       
  • 1:00 – 2:15 PM: Keynote speaker—Mario Ariza
    • Local journalist and author of Disposable City: Miami’s Future on the Shores of Climate Catastrophe Mario Ariza discusses sea level rise and resilience in the Magic City, with Professor Juan Santelises (English & Communications, North Campus). To note, Disposable City is available to borrow via MDC Learning Resources.
       
  • 5:40 – 7:00 PM: Indigenous Land Acknowledgement Workshop
    • Houston Cypress from the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida leads this workshop on acknowledging and offering gratitude to the native peoples on whose land we sit with Professors Walter Kozloski (World Languages, North Campus) and Juan Santelises (English & Communications, North Campus)
  • 7:05 – 8:45 PM: GenCLEO: The Climate Crisis
    • Learn how students can participate in the CLEO Institute’s GenCLEO climate advocacy training,
       

Tuesday, November 17th

  • 9:50 – 11:05 AM: Struggle for Miami's Affordable and Sustainable Housing (SMASH)
    • Adrian Madriz discusses gentrification and social equity with Professor Jaeson Clayborn (Mathematics & Natural Sciences, Padrón Campus)
       
  • 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM: Sustainable Cities: A Community Philosophy Talk
    • The philosophy and ethics of sustainability with Professor Darrell Arnold (Arts & Philosophy, North Campus)
       
  • 12:40 – 1:55 PM: GenCLEO: The Climate Crisis
    • Learn how students can participate in the CLEO Institute’s GenCLEO climate advocacy training, with Professor Juan Santelises (English & Communications, North Campus)
       
  • 5:40 – 7:00 PM: GenCLEO: The Climate Crisis
    • Learn how students can participate in the CLEO Institute’s GenCLEO climate advocacy training, with Professor Juan Santelises (English & Communications, North Campus)
       
  • 6:00 – 8:00 PM: Gather: The Fight to Revitalize Our Native Foodways 
    • Documentary film screening with MDC Learning Resources and Professor Isabel Duque (Learning Resources, Padrón Campus). 


Wednesday, November 18th

  • 9:00 – 10:00 AM: Gather Reflections
    • Student reflections on the documentary Gather with Professors Adrianne Thompson (World Languages, Padrón Campus)
       
  • 10:45 – 11:45 AM: Sustainable Community: Narrow Ridge
    • Mitzi Wood-Von Mizner, the Director of the Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center in rural Washburn, TN discusses sustainability, community, and Ecospirituality with Professors Carmen Mise (English & Communications, North Campus) and Sandra Castillo (Social Sciences, Kendall Campus
       
  • 3:50 – 5:30 PM: GenCLEO: The Climate Crisis
    • Learn how students can participate in the CLEO Institute’s GenCLEO climate advocacy training, with Professor Juan Santelises (English & Communications, North Campus)

 

Thursday, November 19th

  • 8:25 – 9:40 AM: For Earth’s Sake!
    • Student reflections on issues currently affecting Miami’s resiliency with Professor Rene Revuelta (Mathematics & Natural Sciences, Padrón Campus)
       
  • 9:50 – 11:05 AM: Climate Refugees
    • West Campus YES! Club immigration and climate change panel and discussion with Professors Sarah Jacob (Social Sciences, West Campus) and Steve Kronen (Learning Resources, West Campus)
       
  • 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM: Mapping Food Security
    • Anthony Olivieri guides this interactive session on GIS mapping, food security, and what it means to be a “food citizen” with Professors Ben Augustyne (Social Sciences, Wolfson Campus) and Oscar Gonzalez (Communication, Arts & Philosophy, Padrón Campus)
       
  • 12:40 – 1:55 PM: SDG #11 Escape Room
    • Educational and fun virtual “escape room” with Professor Emily Sendin (Communication, Arts & Philosophy, Padrón Campus)
       
  • 2:00 – 3:20 PM: Black Lives Matter
    • Interactive virtual discussion with the North Campus Sociology Club and Professor Scott Murphy (Social Sciences, North Campus)
       

Friday, November 20th

  • 8:00 – 8:50 AM: Sustainable Cities Student Presentations pt. 2
    • Student project presentations and discussion with Professor Albert Lenel (Communication, Arts & Philosophy, Padrón Campus)
       
  • 10:00 – 10:50 AM: Sustainable Cities Student Presentations pt. 3
    • Student project presentations and discussion with Professor Albert Lenel (Communication, Arts & Philosophy, Padrón Campus)
       
  • 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM: Why Tiny Houses?
    • Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy Studies (GSELS) presentation by Professors Scott Murphy (Social Sciences, North Campus) and Carmen Mise (English & Communications, North Campus)