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Leaving No U.S. City Behind. The U.S. Cities Sustainable Development Goal Index

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This 2nd annual report from the SDSN ranks the 100 most populous metropolitan areas in the U.S. on the SDGs. It is particularly relevant for urban leaders whose engagement is crucial for sustainable development, as 85% of the U.S. population live in cities. The Index report analyzes 44 indicators for each city to provide a comprehensive assessment of sustainable development challenges related to environmental, social, and economic objectives. It is intended as a planning tool for cities, highlighting areas of strength and weakness and where opportunities exist to learn from other cities. It includes a quick-reference dashboard that rates each city’s performance on 15 of the 17 SDGs, as well as a series of maps showing relative performance in different parts of the country.

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Achieving global goals at a local level: Monitoring the SDGs using indicators

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This set of SDG indicators has been developed by the Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities as a support tool for municipalities that wish to include the sustainable development goals (SDGs)...

Developed by Association of Flemish Cities and Munici...

Posted by UNDP

Tools : Monitoring and Evaluation

History and Methodology - Sustainable São Paulo Institute

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Rede Nossa São Paulo (Our São Paulo Network), a non-partisan network that brings together 700 civil society organizations in the city of São Paulo, launched in 2012 a pioneering initiative in Brazil,...

Developed by Sustainable Cities Program; Rede Nossa S...

Posted by UNDP

Case studies and best practices

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