Sustainable Cities Lab

As people around the globe flock to cities to access better services and opportunities, many urban centers have faced difficulties accommodating their burgeoning populations. This has resulted in overburdened services, rampant air pollution and the uncontrolled emergence of slums.

Learn how your innovations can make a difference in cities worldwide by joining the Sustainable Cities Lab, part of Prepr’s Sustainable Innovation Lab series.

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UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.

UN Sustainable Development Goal #11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

This UNESCO goal aims to achieve inclusive, resilient and sustainable cities worldwide by 2030. This means universal access to adequate and affordable living situations across all cities, as well policy measures to ensure inclusive, appropriate and sustainable urbanization. It also aims to reduce pollution, provide more greenspace, and bolster protections for natural and cultural heritage.

Key facts about urban life worldwide

95% of urban expansion in the next few decades will take place in developing world.

Many cities are expanding without densifying, spurring significant transport problems as well as major environmental crises.

9 out of 10 city-dwellers breathe polluted air that does not meet the World Health Organization’s standards.

Half of humanity – 3.5 billion people – lives in cities. 5 billion people are projected to live in cities by 2030.

As of 2016, 90% of city-dwellers have been breathing unsafe air, resulting in 4.2 million deaths due to ambient air pollution.

883 million people live in slums. Most of them are found in Eastern and South-Eastern Asia.

The world’s cities occupy just 3% of the Earth’s land, but account for 60-80% of energy consumption and 75% of carbon emissions.

More than half of the global urban population has been exposed to air pollution levels at least 2.5 times higher than the safety standard.

By joining the Sustainable Cities Lab, you can:

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Build solutions for the real world using our expert tools and resources

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Connect and share your innovations with like-minded experts and entrepreneurs using Prepr’s virtual Lab network

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Go from problem to pitch deck in 90 days or less using Prepr’s P.I.E.® Framework

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Build a portfolio project or CSR initiative that stands out and makes a real-world impact

Ready to build for a better future?

Get recognized for solving real-world problems. Join the Sustainable Cities Lab today.