The UN Sustainability Goals
The United Nations Sustainability Goals consist of 17 items that will enable us to make the right choices from today to sustainably improve life for future generations. 17 Goals; They create a common plan and agenda for us to tackle some of the grave challenges which face our world, such as climate change, global warming, rapid urbanization, and poverty.
As DSEIN- Sustainable Smart Cities Initiative, we adopt and determine five of these targets as the targets that we can carry forward by making positive contributions. In line with these goals, we carry out various activities such as creating an environment of exchange of ideas (conferences, forums, etc.), analyses and researches, projects, and consultancy services.
Sustainable Smart Cities
Many cities around the world carry out the strategy and policy-making activities in line with their sustainability goals to combat local and global problems. Decisions are taken and studies are carried out with comprehensive, periodic, and participatory methods in many areas, especially in transportation, environment, energy, and community.
Vienna, chosen as the most livable city in the world, is taking steps in the axis of sustainable smart urbanism in city development. The goals set for urban development in the Vienna 2025 city plan;
A liveable city: To create neighborhoods with high quality building culture and development potential, and mixed-use streets and squares
Infrastructure facilities: To develop environmentally friendly and energy-efficient infrastructure investments that will meet the needs of the increasing population.
A thriving and learning city: creating a city that adopts itself to new challenges, supports public participation, is responsible and willing to learn new technologies.
City of opportunities and prosperity: To bring new ideas to life and to engage them in fruitful business ventures.
Vienna is adopting an urban mobility policy that is sustainable, also ecologic, economic, and social. It aims to increase the use of pedestrians, bicycles and public transportation by reducing the use of automobiles.
These modes of transportation are; based on long-term investment in the city and ecologically sustainable as it provides mobility to all citizens regardless of economic and social standards, and ensures the protection of social, natural resources and the creation of smart cities.
Open and green spaces play an important role in the development of the city of Vienna. Today, open and green areas are gaining a central area in cities as they serve as urban infrastructure. The open space planning of Vienna is based on the continuous development of urban city landscapes, the need for green spaces for daily life and the development of green and open spaces as an infrastructure element.
Places should be provided for close to 120,000 housing units in Vienna by 2025. The city of Vienna aims to create greater functional density with minor interventions and improvements to develop the lively city concept. This not only means less land consumption for new buildings, but also short distances and multiple facilities that support environmentally friendly modes of transport in the immediate vicinity. In doing so, it aims to develop neighborhood and neighborhood structures that contribute to reducing the ecological footprint of residents, based on the experience of low energy and passive home standards.
Energy Distribution Chart of Vienna
2030 Urban Development Goals of New York City;
Parks and Public Spaces: City provides its society a 10 minutes of walking distance to reach parks and public spaces.
Solid Waste: Removing 75% of solid wastes from landfills
Energy: Reducing energy consumption and making energy systems cleaner and more reliable
Transportation: Expanding sustainable transportation options and increasing the reliability and quality of the transportation network.
Housing and Neighborhoods: Creating new housing for more than one million New Yorkers, while making homes and neighborhoods more affordable and sustainable
The plan develops three main approaches to ensure that nearly every New Yorker lives within a 10-minute walk of a park by 2030.
First of all, the areas designated as playgrounds or parking areas are renewed and opened to the use of new visitors.
Second, usable hours are increased in existing, high-quality areas.
Third, it proposes to reconcept streets and sidewalks as public spaces that can enhance connections that create vibrant communities.
4 sub-targets are set to reduce global warming emissions by more than 30%;
Prevention of spreading,