11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

SDG 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Find the most recent Gazette stories for this goal here.

Teaching and Learning:

  • In 2020, Cohousing NL was one of the first graduates from the Centre for Social Enterprise’s Social Ventures Incubator. Founded in 2016 by Wendy Reid Fairhurst, the group purchased 58 acres of land in Portugal Cove-St. Philip's with the intent of building around 30 homes.


Public Engagement:

  • The Harris Centre Thriving Regions process was founded in 2017 to help regions plan for the future, with support from Memorial research, teaching and learning, and public engagement. The process offered several workshops in each region, and provided dedicated research funding for research on priorites identified by people in each region.
  • In 2022, Dr. TA Loeffler, a professor in outdoor recreation at Memorial's School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, and Kim White published a paper detailing how educators could develop more inclusive and learning practices for outdoor education.
  • The Harris Centre's Regional Analytics Lab (RAnLab) was founded to create projections of Newfoundland and Labrador's future demographics. Through the Harris Centre's population project, the lab created a demographic breakdown of the province, looking at birth and death rates, as well as historical migration patterns.