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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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Oaxaca's Voluntary Subnational Review

Available in English

This document contains Oaxaca's first-ever Voluntary Local Review (VLR) in which the city has assessed the opportunities and challenges it faces as it implements the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG...

Developed by Government of the State of Oaxaca

Posted by UNDP

Guidance and systemization of experiences

Key Competencies for Improving Local Governance – Local Elected Leadership Series Volume 4 – Training Tools: to support enhanced learning and application

Available in English

The Local Elected Leadership (LEL) series presents two roles and ten competencies essential for every elected official to effectively perform their job when serving local communities. The series conta...

Developed by United Nations Human Settlements Program...

Posted by UNDP

Guidance and systemization of experiences

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