SDG 11:

Sustainable cities and communities

SDG 11, what is it?

SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities aims to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. It is composed of the following 10 targets:

11.1 By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums

11.2 By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons

11.3 By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries

11.4 Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage

11.5 By 2030, significantly reduce the number of deaths and the number of people affected and substantially decrease the direct economic losses relative to global gross domestic product caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with a focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations

11.6 By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management

11.7 By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities

11.A Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning

11.B By 2020, substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, and develop and implement, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, holistic disaster risk management at all levels

11.C Support least developed countries, including through financial and technical assistance, in building sustainable and resilient buildings utilizing local materials








SDG 11 - Sustainable cities and communities


SDG breakdown per asset class

According to our Impact Database, since 2015 SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities received 32 % of total capital commitments in real state funds. 

The number of funds launched per year targeting Infrastructure and / or Real Estate asset classes have greater variability compared to other asset classes, where we see more consecutive increases or declines in the number of funds launched.

In the graph, we see that in general funds targeting the infrastructure asset class have higher capital commitments and target sizes than those targeting Real Estate. This is perhaps unsurprising considering that Infrastructure projects are often larger in size and resource commitments than Real Estate projects.

Data provided by Phenix Capital’s Impact Database (September 2022). Impact Database maps the impact fund universe across all asset classes. Register for free demo.


September 2022 - Impact Report-1


Infrastructure and real estate investments

Our 2022 Impact Fund Report of real estate and infrastructure provides more information on the allocation towards that specific Sustainable Development Goal.

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