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SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

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SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

Study proposes to involve high school students in mapping natural disaster hazards and impact prevention
SDG 11, SDG 13
Study proposes to involve high school students in mapping natural disaster hazards and impact prevention

Brazilian scientists tested a participatory disaster risk monitoring strategy in a town that was partially destroyed in 2010 after an unprecedented flood. The methodology can be applied in other parts of the country.


Amazon community transforms residues into resources
SDG 11
Amazon community transforms residues into resources

With the support of NGOs, universities and business, the inhabitants of small towns in the Amazon are practicing a self-sustaining circular economy in which waste is converted into inputs for production.


Tree falls during dry season in São Paulo City are due to poor management, study suggests
SDG 11
Tree falls during dry season in São Paulo City are due to poor management, study suggests

An article in Trees - Structure and Function reports findings from an analysis of 7,000 tree falls in a three-year period. Stormy weather was the main cause during the rainy season.


An international research group proposes six guidelines for managing the impacts of invasive species
SDG 11, SDG 15
An international research group proposes six guidelines for managing the impacts of invasive species

Researchers in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and the UK are participating in the initiative. Results are published in the journal BioScience.


Values-Based behavior under COVID-19 is the theme of a webinar promoted by FAPESP
SDG 3, SDG 11
Values-Based behavior under COVID-19 is the theme of a webinar promoted by FAPESP

Renowned scientists will address topics related to how society has been coping with this threatening environment and will discuss factors that influence behavioral change.


Invasive grasses threaten survival of Brazilian savanna
SDG 11, SDG 14
Invasive grasses threaten survival of Brazilian savanna

Brazilian researchers show that African forage grasses resist management by fire and that palisade grass tends to spread to burned areas previously occupied by molasses grass, another invasive species.


Urbanization and agriculture are land uses that most affect Brazil’s rivers
SDG 11
Urbanization and agriculture are land uses that most affect Brazil’s rivers

A literature review by researchers affiliated with universities in Brazil and the United States produces the first ever nationwide survey of land use impacts on water quality, showing how a lack of planning may affect the availability of a natural resource that is already becoming scarce.


Researchers advocate green economy to surmount crisis caused by COVID-19
SDG 11, SDG 12, SDG 13
Researchers advocate green economy to surmount crisis caused by COVID-19

This was the main scientific position to emerge from the online seminar “Biodiversity, climate crisis, economies and pandemics” organized with FAPESP’s support via its program focused on biodiversity.


Software to help public administrators make cities friendlier to cyclists and pedestrians
SDG 9, SDG 11
Software to help public administrators make cities friendlier to cyclists and pedestrians

An analytical tool available online assessed data from over 1 million walking and cycling trips in Boston (USA) with the aim of strengthening public strategies for the encouragement of non-motorized forms of urban mobility.


Financialization of housing policies is a reflection of old practices, says researcher
SDG 11, SDG 16
Financialization of housing policies is a reflection of old practices, says researcher

Fabrice Bardet, of Université de Lyon, highlights during FAPESP Week France that the real estate sector has gained relevance in the structural transformation of contemporary capitalism; Bardet carries out collaborative research that aims to understand the historical perspective on this process in France and Brazil.


Belo Monte has failed to fulfill the promise of fostering sustainable development in the Amazon
SDG 8, SDG 11
Belo Monte has failed to fulfill the promise of fostering sustainable development in the Amazon

Construction of hydroelectric dam contributed to rise in cost of living and electricity for local population, and exacerbated problems in housing, water supply and sanitation, according to study supported by FAPESP.


Startup develops wireless communications solutions to monitor street lighting
SDG 9, SDG 11
Startup develops wireless communications solutions to monitor street lighting

Service can include other functions, such as the control of traffic lights, parking meters, and water and gas consumption.


Startup develops hydroponic roof tiles for the cultivation of ornamental plants or crops
SDG 9, SDG 11
Startup develops hydroponic roof tiles for the cultivation of ornamental plants or crops

Green roof uses the same principle as thermally insulated tiles containing polystyrene or polyurethane foam and requires no waterproofing layer.


Planning of two innovation districts begins for São Paulo State
SDG 11
Planning of two innovation districts begins for São Paulo State

Land in São Paulo City and Campinas with an aggregate area of more than 2 million sq. m. could be converted into innovation and creativity environments. The projects are supported by FAPESP.


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