Cities and the SDGs

Cities and the SDGs

The Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, are a global framework to coordinate efforts around ending poverty and hunger, combating inequality and disease, and building a just and stable world. There are 17 goals in all, and all 193 nations represented at the U. N. agreed to them. One goal — Goal 11 — specifically aims to build cities that are “inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.” But one way or another, all of the SDGs intersect with work going on in cities.

A European recycling leader continues its quest for new ways to reduce waste.
Simone d'Antonio November 29, 2017
Data is generally available to track local SDGs progress in the United States, report finds.
Gregory Scruggs September 12, 2017
The ‘UN Urban’ proposal didn’t get much support, but several other key proposals did.
Gregory Scruggs September 8, 2017
Local officials need to focus on cleaner cooking fuel, solar energy and efficiency codes, says new report.
Carey L. Biron September 7, 2017
At high-level meeting, U.N. member states questioned other recommendations to reform UN-Habitat.
Gregory Scruggs September 6, 2017
A U.N. report has lessons for cities in the least developed countries.
David Hatch September 6, 2017
‘The common characteristic found among the frontrunner cities — regardless of country, size and socio-economic profile — is that they’ve clearly rejected the “wait and see” approach,’ said one expert.
Shom Teoh and Augustine Kwan September 4, 2017
Ahead of key meeting next week, civil society grouping pushes ‘UN Urban’ proposal to go further.
Gregory Scruggs August 31, 2017
In Pontevedra, efforts to turn streets over to people has improved quality of life -- and proven politically popular.
Ignacio Amigo August 30, 2017
Experts see new need for this powerful tool in an era of rapid urbanization and amid the growth of intermediate cities lacking administrative capacity.
Gregory Scruggs August 29, 2017
Multibillion-dollar flows of “decentralized development cooperation” — essentially, city-to-city development assistance — are expanding rapidly.
Stefano Marta and Aziza Akhmouch August 28, 2017
Innovations in the U.S. capital region are changing food supply chains and bringing fresh fruits and vegetables to 'food deserts'.
Neal Peirce August 25, 2017
Effort looks at 100 cities in the United States with an eye to creating a methodology that can be used in other countries.
Gregory Scruggs August 24, 2017
A high-level U.N. meeting on 5-6 September may sound arcane, but the decisions made there could decide how sustainable our cities are for generations. Here’s what needs to happen.
Aromar Revi August 22, 2017
A push for 100 ‘smart’ cities is neglecting needs for basic services and putting India’s poorest at risk of eviction, a report says.
Patralekha Chatterjee August 21, 2017
Short answer: It’s complicated. But coming months are ‘critical’, observers say.
Gregory Scruggs August 18, 2017
“Shanghai’s waste management sector is reaching a point of significant transition,” says a new report.
David Hatch August 17, 2017
Panel of experts’ recommendations could further complicate funding for UN-Habitat, some worry.
Gregory Scruggs August 15, 2017
A push from government, donors, NGOs and the U.N. yields a big success on public health.
AZM Anas August 14, 2017
The Thai capital’s attempt to ban the city’s popular food vendors prompted international outrage. But the most significant effects are being felt locally.
Sarah Reed and Sally Roever and Narumol Nirathron August 3, 2017
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