SDG2030/QoH – Citizens of Cities

The SDGs are made by humans for humans - primarily. Yet, now there is an urgent need to prioritize the urban sustainability (SDG 11) since the humanity’s urban populations have exceed the rural. That shift in environmental conditions do indeed alter the SDGs targets fundamentally. For instance, the urban citizens cannot hunt or harvest their primary necessities anymore. A citizen’s LQ (LifeQuality) do require sufficient food, housing, health, information, - as obligated by all the United Nations through their Institutions (SDG16). Hence, cities do need to adapt, both materially and socially, for the sake of Humanity and the cities themselves. So far, - the SDG11 has become the ultimate SDG for the majority of Humanity. Thus, this blog will focus on such challenges concerning the SDG 11.

Generally said, after humans innovated from huts and caves, - the cities provide extensive systems for housing, transport, sanitation, properties, productions, communication and numerous kinds of collective utilization. The density in cities do simplify interactions for the citizens, institutions, and companies, which might innovate products and services – for better or worse. For example, there is still too much physical transportation to the city center, considering the present alternatives of ICT innovations (Info & Comm. Tech). Anyways the globalization and ICT, have made some cities to become global influencers as well as rural, which the UN SDG11 proves. Hence the focus also addresses urban negative consequences, like areas of heat, pollution and crime, - along with the extorted supplies of water, food, energy etc. Still, most urban SDG11 challenges can be solved. and even improved. with the means of IR/SR4 (industrial and social reforms) (See blogs like UU20200802 and UU20201203.)

Moreover, the average population of the states in USA is less than its 3 megacities, - where N.Y. is a global one due to the UN Head Quatre. Maybe terns like cities, nations and unions should be redefined when; a ‘nations’ has more than 100 Mp (million people); some ‘nations’ federates 10s of states; megacities are more populated than most nations; some ‘nation’ exceeds 1000 Mp, and; when the smallest state, the Vatican of > 1000p, has more than 1000Mp related humans worldwide. Thus, the definitions of cities, nations and unions should rather be distinctive in several key factors, like; 1Mp, 10Mp, 100Mp and TMp. Such theses of LQ and nations are talked through in blog-series like UU20150828, - which led to the models of definitions of the superior psychosocial states of Drive, Will and Belief. (See blogs like UU20220101 and UU20160916)

Moreover, cities can be as diverted, unique and as powerful as nations. Some city-states dominate their ‘nation’; like Beijing, Mexico, Moscow, Nairobi, New Delhi, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo, Manila, and Washington. Some historical capitals reflect the cultures of Thornes, like Petersburg, Vienna, Paris and London. Some cities are rather like religious Temples, like, Jerusalem, Rome, Athens, Mecca, Varanasi, Ayodhya, Haridwar and Prayagraj. Moreover, some capital cities have been couped (CdE Games) and moved like Kremlin, Ankara and Cairo. Intriguingly, some city’s mayor might be more powerful than its nation’s president, - which certainly alters future global rivalries and world wars.

Anyways, - previous blogs includes several suggestions on howto innovate cities as needed. Some issues from blogs are; basic income to relieve the citizens from red mafia bondage (UU20210206), creating virtualized public services & market places (UU20210605), enable products transportation on the existing electric subways, urban vertical urban farming, water recycling by centrifuging, recycling most resources, heat redistribution, altered electric generators, and, most controversial, - reconsider energy sources like atomic generators and batteries.

Conclusively, mayors of cities should really pay attentions to all the innovations presented by this 4th industrial and social reforms. there are far more potentials for cities to utilize - even though the SDGs do generally obligate and target. Some of these are talked through in blogs like UU20200802 and UU20210303. Still, the most urban barriers and dysfunctionalities are due to oligarchic corruption - labeled as politics.

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Cites are a major concern that should be prioritized in the UN SDGs. In fact, they are as important for the so-called I-lands as the U-lands (industrial and underdeveloped), as the so-called 1st, 2nd and 3rd worlds. There is just one world to the Humanity, where cities has become our primal cave systems. Here are some videos for inspiration.
Sustainable City | Fully Charged
City of the Future: Singapore – Full Episode | National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi6r3hZe5Tg
Megacity Mumbai - From slums to skyscrapers | DW Documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UbKpTwGuSs
Cities For People: How Paris & Barcelona Learned Urban Planning From Groningen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYuGWOjm26E