UNSDG #11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

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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Wednesday, April 27th
9:55 AM

Tech Sales vs. Tech Waste over the Years

Dhaatri Maviti '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Nishna Aerabati, '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Sindhu Chalasani '24, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Our project is about the correlation between technology sales and waste produced by technology. We expect to see the waste produced differ between various companies and products. We will be able to make conclusions about the most environmentally friendly technology to use. Additionally, we plan to look at how companies source technology andmaterials and how the process of obtaining materials ... Read More

9:55 AM - 10:15 AM