Cities are hubs for ideas, commerce, culture, science, productivity, social development and much more. At their best, cities have enabled people to advance socially and economically. With the number of people living within cities projected to rise to 5 billion people by 2030, it’s important that efficient urban planning and management practices are in place to deal with the challenges brought by urbanization.

Many challenges exist to maintaining cities in a way that continues to create jobs and prosperity without straining land and resources. Common urban challenges include congestion, lack of funds to provide basic services, a shortage of adequate housing, declining infrastructure and rising air pollution within cities.

Rapid urbanization challenges, such as the safe removal and management of solid waste within cities, can be overcome in ways that allow them to continue to thrive and grow, while improving resource use and reducing pollution and poverty. One such example is an increase in municipal waste collection. There needs to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.
UN Sustainable Development Goals

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2020
Wednesday, April 29th
10:15 AM

The Low Salary of Teachers Compared to Other Professions

Alan Nguyen '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Axel Hernandez '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

11:15 AM

Bridge

Rishitha Boddu '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
AnneMarie Bacon '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Gabriela Georgieva '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Olamiji Fabamigbe '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Kompost

Gerardo Paramo '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Peter Capriotti '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Zachary Swanson-Linville '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

11:20 AM

Sex Offenders in Illinois

Cordelia Sirais '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Samuel Lee '22, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

11:20 AM - 11:35 AM