Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable development goals
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The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet.

The world is becoming increasingly urbanized. Since 2007, more than half the world’s population has been living in cities, and that share is projected to rise to 60 per cent by 2030.

Urban regeneration is important in the context of sustainability. It is necessary to rehabilitate the urban environmentin order to recover buildings, providing good living conditions, space functionality and environmental effectiveness, that is, rehabilitate the existing buildings improving their efficiency.

Built environment rehabilitation is not limited to heritage conservation factor. Urban rehabilitation aims to enhance citizens’ life quality by improving built environment. Rehabilitation is also, for European countries, an strategic area, due to its rich cities historical culture character and so is naturally concerned about the urban policies sustainability. 

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Author:  Montserrat Bosch Gonzalez (UPC)