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

Case studies and best practices

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.

Related Publications

Online Course: Cities and the Challenge of Sustainable Development

Available in English

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 br...

Developed by The SDG Academy

Posted by UNDP

Tools : Capacity Strengthening

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

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