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Online Course: Cities and the Challenge of Sustainable Development

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Cities are a core component of the UN’s 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. This mini-series is a companion piece to the SDG Academy's full-length Sustainable Cities course and also serves as a brief introduction to the topic of urban sustainable development and the SDGs. From the inclusion of SDG 11 to the emphasis on subnational actors, cities are increasingly recognized as key players in achieving the SDGs. In these five lectures aptly titled, Cities and the Challenge of Sustainable Development, Professor Jeffrey Sachs asks the questions: What does it mean to be a ‘sustainable city’ in the 21st century? And what types of challenges do local governments face in adapting to new technologies, energy systems, modes of transportation and more?

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Overview of institutional arrangements for implementing the 2030 Agenda at national level

Available in English

The Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has issued a pilot version of a compendium that takes stock of inst...

Developed by United Nations Department of Economic an...

Posted by UNDP

Concept notes and papers

Local implementation of the SDGs & the New Urban Agenda - towards a Swedish national urban policy

Available in English

This report highlights the local implementation of the 2030 Agenda. It particularly illustrates how the 11th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG11) can be integrated with the New Urban Agenda (NUA). It...

Developed by Global Utmaning

Posted by UNDP

Concept notes and papers

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