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SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities

SDG 11. "Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable". As the fastest and largest global technology uptake in history, mobile broadband has the potential to positively impact all of the 17 SDGs. While there are considerable challenges to be tackled in achieving this ambitious agenda, the examples of our products, services and solutions demonstrate the role ICT can play in accelerating the achievement of the Global Goals.

ICT's role in reaching this goal

Goal 11 - Sustainable cities and communities

ICT can reduce administration costs and improve access to key areas such as health care, education and banking, and provide a platform for inclusion. By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in urban areas, according to UN-Habitat, posing a number of sustainability challenges including increased traffic congestion and climate impact. At the same time, cities create wealth, generate employment and drive human progress. ICT is an essential infrastructure to address the challenges of urbanization and support the sustainable cities of the future.

The smart way to becoming a Smart City is the intentional focus on making data actionable. Ericsson’s solution offers a lot of potential through the modernization of our traffic management technology. It is from this technology that we will derive more robust data that leads to greater business intelligence, which in turn enhances our application”.

– William Finch, Chief Information Officer of the City of Dallas

ICT solutions making an impact

Connected Urban Transport, Dallas, USA

Connected Urban Transport, Dallas, USA

We supported the City of Dallas to launch a regionally specified Connected Urban Transport system that makes it possible for regional stakeholders to see and make use of data to enhance end-user services. Transforming data into real-time actions was made possible with Ericsson’s IoT platform and solutions.

Empowering citizens – air & water quality

Empowering citizens – air & water quality

Ericsson and the city of Tilburg are working together in a city district where citizens can now view the air and water quality and sound levels in their neighborhood online. As compared to manual sample measurements, this Ericsson IoT solution empowers citizens and helps the city government to reduce cost, effort and carbon footprint.

Public Website presents collected data to citizens.