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SDGs, the COP21 and Cities

ICLEI has prepared useful briefing sheets about the SDGs and cities, as well as a series about local climate action and advocacy (for the COP21).  They are now online here.  

Local Governments and the Sharing Economy

Local governments are faced with a tsunami of Sharing Economy activities. This roadmap helps local governments across North America strategically engage to foster more sustainable cities. It's also useful to audiences including city staff, local politicians, sustainability practitioners and Sharing Economy innovators, Sharing Economy critics and supporters.

Victoria Transport Policy Institute

The Victoria Transport Policy Institute is an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative solutions to transportation problems. The VTPI website ( ) has many excellent resources addressing a wide range of transport planning and policy issues. VTPI also provides consulting services.

Scanning for Sustainable Community Development in the Bolivian Highlands

Abstract: This article describes the experience of attempting to adjust a sustainable community development planning tool, the Community Capital Scan, for use in the Bolivian highlands. We tested the Scan, which was originally developed for use in a European or North American context, with five communities in the Bolivian highlands.

Sustainable Development Goals for Sweden: Insights on Setting a National Agenda

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are intended as the reference point for international development until 2030. Most of the targets are, implicitly or explicitly, global; to be reached by concerted international action. But in contrast to the Millennium Development Goals, the SDGs cannot be achieved without far-reaching change in domestic policy and action even in wealthy developed countries like Sweden.

Tomorrow’s City Today: Prospects for Standardising Sustainable Urban Development

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A new report, published by the University of Westminster, explores an apparent process of the ‘standardisation’ of urban sustainability, taking place through the implementation of different types of certification schemes and frameworks of indicators around the world.

Professor Simon Joss, Principal Investigator and project coordinator from the University of Westminster, said: 

Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

On September 25 world leaders from 193 nations will gather at the UN to adopt a new global development agenda for the next 15 years.  Their purpose is to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and fix climate change. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) build on the success of the 2000-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which helped to galvanize development efforts and guide global and national development priorities.  Unlike the MDGs, the SDGs will apply to the entire world, both rich and poor.  


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