Sustainable cities and communities

By 2030, 60 per cent of the global population will reside in cities. As dense hubs of global activity, cities present some of the greatest challenges among the Sustainable Development Goals. From housing, public health, and employment, to natural resource consumption and transportation, achieving the SDGs will hinge on urban planning initiated now.

UNU research on sustainable urbanisation seeks to overcome the tendency to treat urban issues (such as governance, water, waste, health, economic development, or vulnerability to natural hazards) as discrete problems and instead find integrated, interdisciplinary solutions.

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Unlocking Open Data

GUIMARÃES: UNU-EGOV will host a seminar on open data governance in the context of the digital transformation of the public sector.



Migration Seminar – Citizen X: A Transatlantic Ethnography of Undocumented Activism

ONLINE: UNU-MERIT will host a seminar with Dr Thomas Swerts on his forthcoming book “Citizen X: A transatlantic ethnography of undocumented activism”.


Media Coverage

BBC Travel Features UNU-IAS Expert Comments on Satoyama Landscapes

On 20 May 2023, BBC Travel published an article featuring UNU-IAS expert's comments on the concept of satoyama.

20 May 2023


Report Explores Digital Access as a Human Right

UNU-EGOV and the Digital Future Society present their latest joint report examining how universal digital access is a means of achieving SDG 11.

19 May 2023


Biodiversity Day: Ride & Celebrate

This special event in Kanazawa City, Japan, will celebrate the biological and cultural diversity of traditional Japanese gardens.



Second Sustainability Impulse at the Dresden World Trade Centre

DRESDEN: On 30 May, UNU-FLORES will co-organize a talk event during its Sustainability Week as part of the German Action Days for Sustainability.



Governação Digital como Catalisador de Transparência e Confiança na Administração Local

Um debate online sobre o papel da governação digital e das tecnologias de informação na promoção da transparência e confiança nas instituições públicas.