Economic and social development are processes that seek to identify social and the economic needs within a community, and to create strategies that will address those needs in ways that are practical and in the best interests of the community over the long run. The general idea is to find ways to improve the local standard of living while also making sure the local economy is healthy and capable of sustaining the present and forecast population in the area.  It is relevant in metropolitan neighbourhoods, sections of smaller cities and towns, and in rural settings. 

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Topic Events

SDG-Conference: Towards Zero Hunger - Partnerships for impact

Wageningen University & Research is proud to host the international conference 'Towards zero hunger: Partnerships for impact’, which will take place in Wageningen, the Netherlands, on 30-31 August 2018. The conference centres around Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture (SDG2) and create partnerships (SDG17).
Aug 31 2018, 8:00am - 5:00pm PDT

Montreal & ICLEI Circular Economy Challenge Contest

The Ville de Montréal and ICLEI are seeking solutions!

The Ville de Montréal, in collaboration with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Climate CoLab, just launched an international contest on circular economy!

The Challenge

Jan 12 to Apr 01 2018, 9:00am - 12:00am
ON, Toronto, m5v3a8, 401 Richmond St. West

ICSD 2018 : 6th International Conference on Sustainable Development, 12 - 13 September 2018 Rome, Italy

 

European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with CIT University will organize the 6th ICSD 2018 Rome, Italy in the days:Wednesday 12 to Thursday 13 September,2018

The 6th ICSD 2018.will be an excellent opportunity to share your ideas and research findings relevant to the Sustainability Science,through the European network of academics Papers will be published in EJSD Journal(Thompson Reuters) and Proceedings.

The Conference theme is: "Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: research, practice and education".

Nov 14 2017 to Sep 13 2018, 9:30am - 9:30pm
RM, Rome, 00187, Piazza della Pilotta, 4

Topic Resources

World Happiness Report 2018

The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness. The World Happiness Report 2018, ranks 156 countries by their happiness levels, and 117 countries by the happiness of their immigrants.

The main focus of this year’s report, in addition to its usual ranking of the levels and changes in happiness around the world, is on migration within and between countries.