SDG 11 Events and Meetings


15 - 16 October 2020 Achieving Sustainable Development in the Least Developed Countries – towards LDC-V, Helsinki, Finland (This event is postponed to 12-14 May 2021).


Events archive

This is an archive of past SDG 11 events.

2 – 6 September 2019 Shelter Academy 2019, ‘Climate Adaptation and Mitigation : Options for Cities’ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 October, 2019 Roundtable ‘In Focus : SDG 11’ UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Geneva, Switzerland

24 - 25 October 2019 Second edition of “Venice City Solutions 2030” : creating citizenship the SDGs as an opportunity for all (see draft programme)

26 - 28 November 2019 Heritage and the Sustainable Development Goals : International LDE-Heritage conference, TU Delft, The Netherlands
8 – 13 February 2020 The Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum, Abu Dharbi, UAE 
10 - 11 March 2020 Leading by Example : implementing the SDGs in Canada, Victoria Conference Center, Victoria, Canada 

6 - 7 May 2020 Sustainability Science Days Conference, Finland [In the conference, the underlying premise of creative destruction is discussed especially in the context of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals 9 and 11. This comprises building resilient infrastructures, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation (#9) with special emphasis on cities and other kinds of human settlements (#11). Creativity and destruction are indispensable to make communities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.] Conference takes place at several venues at the City Centre Campus of University of Helsinki and Aalto University in Espoo

Sustainability Science Days conference 6-7 May 2020 has been CANCELLED due to the corona virus. Most probably the event will be organized in May 2021


6 - 8 May 2020 11th International Conference on Sustainable Development and Planning, A Coruña, Spain

Following the recent events on the Coronavirus pandemic and with the main objective to preserve the well=being of delegates, WIT has decided to postpone the Sustainable Development and Planning 2020 conference until after the summer break. The conference was due to be held 6-8 May 2020 in A Coruña, Spain and will now be held in conjunction with Urban Growth 2020 from 9-11 September 2020 in Bilbao, Spain


7 - 9 May 2020 5th International Congress on Action Research, Action learning ARAL 2020 [Theme “Action Research and Sustainable Development Goals : Education and beyond” covering all SDGs with special focus on 3, 4 and 11], Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium, De La Salle University, 2401 Taft Avenue, Manila, Philippines

Note: This event was also cancelled because of COVID-19.


9 – 11 June 2020 Beyond 2020 World Sustainable Built Environment Conference [BEYOND 2020 will focus on creating clear links between the most relevant UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the built environment. Central to the discussion will be achieving UN Sustainable Development Goal 11, Sustainable cities and communities by the 2030 deadline.] Svenska Mässan, The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden

As the COVID-19 situation rapidly changed in Sweden, the Swedish Authorities have decided to stop all sorts of events with 500+ attendants until further notice. BEYOND 2020 is therefore put on hold, due to force majeure circumstances


9 - 11 September 2020 Urban Growth 2020, 2nd International Conference on Urban Growth and the Circular Economy, Bilbao, Spain (COVID-19 - Status Update -please note that following the recent events on the Coronavirus pandemic and with the main objective to preserve the well being of the delegates, the format of this conference has been changed to an online event).