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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Topic Events

Conference: Urban Transitions 2018

Integrating urban and transport planning, environment and health for healthier urban living

25 - 27 November 2018 | Sitges, Barcelona Spain

Urban Transitions 2018 aims to promote healthy urban development by bringing together different disciplines working within cities. Meet world leading experts on urban and transport planning, architecture, environmental exposures, physical activity, and public health and governance to discuss current challenges and solutions.

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Nov 25 to 27 2018, 8:00am - 9:00pm
B, Sitges, Sitges, Sitges

International Conference on Sustainable Development

About the ICSD

Our Mission

The International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) provides a forum for academia, government, civil society, UN agencies, and the private sector to come together to share practical solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

History

Sep 26 to 28 2018, 9:00am - 9:00pm
NY, New York, 10027, Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University
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Topic Resources

Tracking the SDGs in Canadian Cities: SDG 1

"In 2011, 81 per cent of Canadians lived in urban centres (Statistics Canada, 2011). Cities are the epicentres of arts and culture as well as hubs for business and economic growth, and as such they are important stakeholders in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. To ensure that cities are on track to contribute to these goals, assessments of indicators aligned with the SDG framework are necessary to identify what is working and where more attention should be devoted. IISD’s SGD Indicator Portal tracks SDG progress in 13 cities across Canada.