This topic, also known as human settlements, is an integrative concept that comprises physical components of shelter and infrastructure; plus the services to which those physical elements provide support, such as education, health, culture, welfare, recreation and nutrition. 

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New Online course on Sustainable Cities by the SDSN and Aromar Revi starts May 31st

Course Summary

Cities are home to half the world’s seven billion people and contribute to about 75% of global economic output. An additional three billion people are estimated to live in cities by 2050, increasing the urban share of the world’s population to two-thirds. 

May 31 to Sep 06 2017, 8:00am - 8:00pm
BC, online, online, online

ECODESIGN FOR CITIES AND SUBURBS A New Free Internet Course Offered on edX

Architects, urban planners, real-estate developers, landscape architects, and anyone else who is interested in the future of cities – especially students in all these disciplines – should check out this free, open course, taught by Larry Beasley, the former planning director of Vancouver, who is the Distinguished Professor of Practice at the University of British Columbia, and Jonathan Barnett, a noted authority on urban design from the University of Pennsylvania.

Apr 04 to May 09 2017, 9:00am - 5:00pm
BC, Vancouver, V5W 1S6, University of British Columbia

ChangeSFU Sustainability Symposium

ChangeSFU is a student-run environmental activism club based out of Simon Fraser University. This semester we are organizing a TEDx style event on campus, March 24th, from 5:30pm-8:00pm regarding sustainability and the environment, in an effort to educate students and the general public about the progress world leaders are making in the environmental field. 
 
So far confirmed we have:

Mar 14 2017, 5:30pm - 8:00pm PDT
BC, Burnaby, V7V 1S6, 8888 University Dr.
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YOUNG URBAN LEADERS FROM 52 CITIES ACROSS THE WORLD SELECTED TO MAKE THEIR CITIES “SMART, FAIR AND SUSTAINABLE”

NEW YORK, April 27: The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network - Youth Initiative (SDSN Youth) has selected its inaugural class of the Local Pathways Fellows – sixty young innovators, urban planners, architects, advocates and sustainability leaders that will “champion local pathways for sustainable development” in more than 52 cities across the world.
 

[Report] USA Sustainable Cities Initiative: Baltimore's Sustainable Future

In 2015, as part of a program called the USA Sustainable Cities Initiative (USA-SCI), Baltimore was selected as one of three US cities to pilot implementation of 17 new United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs, adopted by UN member countries in September 2015, form a cohesive and integrated package of global aspirations the world commits to achieving by 2030.