Ebru Alarslan, An approach to achieve the goal of sustainable cities and communities in turkey by 2030, The Solutions Journal, Volume 9, Issue 4, October 2018, (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/approach-achieve-goal-sustainable-cities-communities-turkey-2030/) Abstract: I.INTRODUCTION: Conceptual Framework By 2050, almost 66 per cent of the world’s population will live in urban areas. According to the aforementioned UN figures, urban settlements are becoming the main habitats for human beings year by year in the 21st century.1 While urban settlements provide better living opportunities for people, they are also severely exhausting natural resources. Thus, as one of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), “sustainable cities and communities” is being promoted by the United Nations (UN). In New York, the High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly of the UN in 2015, all member states agreed on 17 sustainable development goals by 2030. One of those goals is Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11) which addresses the risks and expectation for better and more liveable life standards in urban areas. SDG 11 aims at creating safe, sufficient, inclusive urban settlements through the concept of sustainability. To fulfil this … Topics: Sustainability