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

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

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.
PST

UN System Staff College: courses in sustainable development offered in 2017

The Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development, officially opened in January 2016 in Bonn Germany, has been established by the United Nations System Staff College to respond to the comprehensive learning, training, and knowledge management needs of UN Staff and UN partners in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

Feb 20 to Dec 01 2017, 9:00am - 9:00am
BC, online, online, online, worldwide

Topic Resources

[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.

New Report: "SDGs mean business: How credible standards can help companies deliver the 2030 Agenda"

New report highlights business opportunity using credible sustainability standards to achieve SDGs

A new report published by WWF and ISEAL indicates how businesses can contribute strongly to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and unlock new market opportunities by using credible voluntary sustainability standards to transform entire sectors and supply chains.