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

2019 International Conference on Sustainable Development

The 2019 International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) will be held on September 24-25, 2019 at Columbia University in New York City, USA. The theme of 2019 is “Good Practice: Models, Partnerships, and Capacity Building for the SDGs.” The call for abstracts is open! In order to present at ICSD you must submit an abstract by May 1. Submit an abstract: http://ic-sd.org/2019/03/04/2019-conference-call-for-abstracts/
Sep 24 to 25 2019, 9:00am - 8:00pm
NY, New York, 10027, 2920 Broadway
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Topic Resources

Cities and Circular Economy for Food - Project & Case studies

The linear food system is ripe for disruption. For every dollar spent on food, society pays two dollars in health, environmental, and economic costs. With 80% of all food expected to be consumed in cities by 2050, businesses, public bodies, organisations, institutions, and the people located within them hold the power to revolutionise our food system.

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.