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Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Everyone deserves to live in safe, stable housing that they can afford. Urban health geographer Jim Dunn is working to help create communities that take care of the needs of their most vulnerable residents, the values at the heart of SDG 11.

Jim Dunn, Professor, Health, Aging & Society

A safe, resilient, sustainable home 

There is a direct link between access to secure, stable housing and health. And a lack of housing not only affects individuals’ health, but the effects ripple outward through their community, affecting educational outcomes, and opportunities for growth and prosperity.

Jim Dunn’s vision for a truly sustainable society is one that takes care of its most vulnerable members, and helps those with the greatest need.

Dunn is helping to realize the vision of Canada’s National Housing Strategy, which aims to make it possible for Canadians to live in safe, affordable homes. He’s doing it by bringing together experts from every discipline to shape a new approach to housing.

If you are a researcher – in any field or discipline – he probably wants to work with you.

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