Urban Visions

How can we develop a sustainability plan to ensure a selected region is future-ready?

Social Studies
Key Content
geography, human impacts, urbanization, culture and environment
Photograph of Mumbai City, India, showing new construction of skyscrapers in the background and makeshift homes in the foreground.

Students work together to unpack and understand United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 11. Teams select a low performing focus city from the 2019 U.S. Cities Sustainable Development report, research the city’s past and present development, then create a sustainability plan that proposes how to ensure development will be inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable for future generations. Students present their plan to local council members and community planners in a town hall meeting, and discuss implications for their own community.