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

Local and Regional Governments at COP23

Local and regional governments are strengthening their resolve to curb climate change and prepare for its effects. They will come together during COP23 to launch key initiatives and strategic coalitions that shape global climate action.

Nov 06 to 17 2017, 9:00am - 5:00pm
CET

Call for proposals: IPPC Conference on Cities and Climate Change Science

The conference aims to inspire the next frontier of research focused on the science of cities and climate change. The primary goal of the conference is to assess the state of academic and practice-based knowledge related to cities and climate change, and to establish a global research agenda based on the joint identification of key gaps by the academic, practitioner and urban policy-making communities.

Sep 11 to Oct 06 2017, 12:30pm - 11:45pm
AB, Edmonton, Edmonton
MDT

UN Summer Academy 2017: Localizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development is pleased to invite you to the UN Summer Academy 2017 titled Localizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development happening from 21 to 25 August 2017 in Bonn, Germany. This 5-day engaging programme fosters rich interaction on issues relevant to the work of the UN and its partners in the context off the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement through panel discussions, workshops, excursions and practical clinics such as Share Fair and Application Labs (App Labs).

Aug 21 to 25 2017, 9:00am - 6:00pm
CET

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.

Urbact

For about 15 years, the URBACT programme has been the European Territorial Cooperation programme aiming to foster sustainable integrated urban development in cities across Europe. It is an instrument of the Cohesion Policy, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, the 28 Member States, Norway & Switzerland.