11. Sustainable Cities and Communities

Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

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.

Où en est la Tunisie concernant l’ODD #11

La Tunisie a fait des progrès considérables en matière d’habitat avec des politiques publiques qui ont eu des effets positifs perceptibles. Cependant, la hausse soutenue des prix du logement, sous l’effet d’un foncier plus rare et objet de forte spéculation, contribue de plus en plus à l’exclusion des ménages les plus précaires.

18%

des logements sont vacants en Tunisie (2014)

8%

de la population urbaine vit dans des quartiers de taudis, des implantations sauvages ou des logements inadéquats

+50%

du patrimoine mondial en Tunisie est soumis à une pression urbaine