Most of the world’s population lives in urban areas, with the proportion projected to reach 68% by 2050. Increasing urbanization contributes to biodiversity loss, increased material consumption, and climate change. Moving forward, urban planning needs to be inclusive and responsive to the needs of local communities and build on participatory approaches that foster the engagement of marginalized actors while advancing access to basic services such as water and sanitation. Achieving sustainable cities requires overcoming barriers between different levels of government, attending to urban-rural linkages, and fostering de-carbonization across the energy, transport, and building sectors.
A sustainable city should promote economic growth and meet the basic needs of its inhabitants, while creating sustainable living conditions for all. Ideally, a sustainable city is one that creates an enduring way of life across the four domains of ecology, economics, politics and culture.
EduCARE is committed to contribute to sustainable urban development and sustainable cities and communities through current 5 projects under various stages of work operations that encompass SDGs.
The “Nagar SUDHAAR SEVA” (Sustainable Urban Development, Human Advancement And Resilience through Social Engagement and Volunteer Action in cities) includes:
- SDG-EST: SDG Education and Skills Training
- Community Healthcare Education and Health Promotion
- Marginalised Community Empowerment, Peace and Justice
- Disaster Risk Reduction, Emergency Preparedness and Response
- Eco-building, Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Promotion
- SWASHH City: Sanitation of Water, Air and Soil for Hygienic and Healthy City by 5Rs
- Urban Biodiversity and Nature Conservation through EcoScaping, Micro-farming and Social Forestry
Some of the mentioned projects may be under various stages of conceptual planning or design in our Nagar SUDHAAR SEVA project in select cities near Kangra – Dharamshala while a few are in progress.