Sustainable Cities and Communities

XTC’s mission is to discover and support companies, technologies, and solutions that can directly impact the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Cities are hubs for ideas, commerce, culture, science, productivity, social development and much more. At their best, cities have enabled people to advance socially and economically. With the number of people living within cities projected to rise to 5 billion people by 2030, it’s important that efficient urban planning and management practices are in place to deal with the challenges brought by urbanization.

Many challenges exist to maintaining cities in a way that continues to create jobs and prosperity without straining land and resources. Common urban challenges include congestion, lack of funds to provide basic services, a shortage of adequate housing, declining infrastructure and rising air pollution within cities.

Rapid urbanization challenges, such as the safe removal and management of solid waste within cities, can be overcome in ways that allow them to continue to thrive and grow, while improving resource use and reducing pollution and poverty. One such example is an increase in municipal waste collection. There needs to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.

Source: United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals, https://www.un.org

Why It Matters

If your company has a technology or solution that can directly impact this critical goal, we want you to tell us about it. Please apply to the XTC Global Startup Competition below.

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