Our Creative Response to the 11th Goal:

Sustainable Cities and Communites

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Fiction in response to Sustainable Cities and Communities
Nov 2018

I want a beard like his. I examine the painting critically, narrowing my eyes thoughtfully. The portrait, no doubt painted by one of the finest artists in the Empire, depicts the face of a middle-aged noble sporting a bushy brown beard. His strong, defined chin is...

By Caroline Sun
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Nov 2018

With growing urbanization, city boundaries expand, blurring municipal lines across a larger region. Ultimately, some regions grow so large that they become megacities with populations exceeding 10 million. No matter how large the cities become...

By Georgia Bernbaum
Nonfiction in response to Sustainable Cities and Communities
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Nov 2018

I live in the city of Sunnyvale. We moved to this city in 2017 when my father changed jobs, and I grew to appreciate this place for its actions in making its residents’ way of life sustainable. There are several ways that they are working to save the environment...

By Grace Muresan
Nov 2018
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Walking down the city street, I press my mask to my face to protect me from the thick smog. All around me, people cough, struggling to keep the bad air out of their lungs. The buildings rise all around me, but I can barely read the street addresses...

By Kelsey Cashman
Nonfiction in response to Sustainable Cities and Communities
Fiction in response to Sustainable Cities and Communities
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Nov 2018

I awoke to the sound of a howl, unearthly and screeching. My eyes snapped open and I sucked in a long, panicked breath. Where was I? My quick gaze registered the unfamiliar room, the crisp white blankets, the empty walls. Where were my favorite boyband...

By Caroline Sun
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Nov 2018

When I visit India, the first thing that always strikes me from the moment I set foot outside the airport is the humidity and pollution in the air. However, as the air pollution and air quality only continues to worsen year after year, the government has...

By Amrita Bhasin
Fiction in response to Sustainable Cities and Communities
Nonfiction in response to Sustainable Cities and Communities
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Nonfiction in response to Sustainable Cities and Communities
Nov 2018

About 91% of the world’s populations lives where the air quality doesn’t pass WHO guidelines. This can cause irritation to the eyes and damage to the lungs. For people who have asthma or allergies, pollutants in the air can worsen their symptoms...

By Karen Wu
Shanghai
Nov 2018
Poem in response to Sustainable Cities and Communities

I used to dream of flying cars and spaceships way up high

And clear skies of spotless blue and animals roaming free

But now that I am grown up I know this is a lie.

Because with economic growth there always comes a fee...

By Grace Muresan

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