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Sustainable Cities and Communities
Make living settlements safer and more resilient to natural disasters for their inhabitants.
The world's population is rising at alarming rates. With more and more families to accommodate, the urban area development sectors are working more actively and swiftly to make sure housing for more and more residents is available. According to recent surveys and census, approximately 10% of the global population is located in around 100 metropolitan hubs. These numbers are going to increase even more as time progresses.
The problem with over-population
The main problem that follows with over-population apart from the settlement is sustaining those settlements and providing them with all the necessities required to spend comfortable lives. This becomes harder because as we reduce natural ecosystems to make space for developed urban areas, the natural balance is tipped, which causes severe repercussions.
The United Nations Human Settlement program or UN-Habitat is a UN initiative solely focused on urban development and making urban development sustainable and functional. According to the research of UN-Habitat, the rates of urbanization paired with the rapid climate changes taking place could be dangerous in many ways. The population strength of the major cities globally occupies just 3-4% of the land while accounting for 60-70% of the energy consumption and carbon emissions.
The fact that the cities and towns being occupied are not very resilient to climate changes and the disasters that come with it. Big disasters that are most likely to strike, like hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Rita, to name a few, cause major damage in Houston, one of the most dynamic cities of the United States. Each year thousands are forced to relocate or find temporary shelter as their houses are destroyed and reduced to rubble or drowned as an aftermath of these natural disasters. Many more urban settlements like Louisiana and Dallas become victims of annual inescapable disasters resulting in property destruction and human distress of epic proportions.
The UN-Habitat is working to better these living conditions for all areas that become victims of these losses. They work towards innovating the urban infrastructure to make the living conditions for all citizens and inhabitants safe and assuring through new technological means and advanced data reconnaissance resources.
The drive to change
Understanding all the foundational needs of a functional and sustainable urban environment is the first step to a better future. The leaders of TAXA are fully conscious of this and are steadfast in helping the UN realize their dream of a better living standard for all minority and urban settlements. TAXA and our partners and vendors share the dream of making the world, all in all, a better and safer place to be in, and we understand the path to the realization of this dream is a hard and long journey. But powered with the technological advancements and innovative methods provided by TAXA's partners and vendors, The UN-Habitat can make immediate strives towards their goal and shorten the journey substantially.
Data-driven extensive analysis paired with strict surveillance capabilities of all processes makes for a swift and efficient march towards enabling better accessibility of basic services to all. Through advanced analysis tools and expertise provided by the tenured industry experts partnered with TAXA, the government sectors can get better detailed and concentrated insight towards the immediate threats that pose a danger to an urban area. The experts can also provide efficient measures and suggestions on how to safeguard those threats. And with the technological marvels made available to government sectors through TAXA's vast vendor list, all these safeguards can be swiftly implemented to perfection.