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PYPX 2021: Sustainable Development Goals: 11. Sustainable cities & communities
Today we have become the greatest threat to the health of our planet. We're the first generation to know what we're doing, and the last who have a chance to put things right. Classroomm resources, "how to" clips and action sites.
Staple foods and seasonings like flour and salt could be made more nutritious with a new technology that borrows from the pharmaceutical industry, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine.
The global urban population is expected to rise rapidly in the coming decades. This growth is forcing mayors and citizens to look more closely at and plan for issues such as the impact of climate change, ensuring green spaces, and the need for effective solid waste management.
Urbanization is occurring at a rapid pace in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Already the second-most urbanized region on the planet, LAC has gone from a 62% urbanization rate in 1980 to 81% in 2011 and is expected to reach 89% by 2050. This process happened in a disorderly manner and without adequate planning, creating daunting challenges, especially by causing carbon-intensive urban sprawl and placing the urban poor in marginalized areas most vulnerable to disaster risk and climate change.