Civic engagement is the encouragement of the general public to become involved in the political process and the issues that affect them. It is the community coming together to be a collective source of change, political and non-political.  Citizen participation is a process that provides private individuals an opportunity to influence public decisions.   

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Michael Sher
David J. Wright
Jono Catliff
Dawn Marsden
Abednigo Nzuza
Ray Tomalty
Ethan O'Brien
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Lisa Gordon
Alexandra Powell
James Southwood
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Liese Coulter
David Galloway
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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

Resilient Cities 2017

Registrations are now open for Resilient Cities 2017, the 8th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation taking place May 4-6, 2017

May 04 to 06 2017, 9:00am - 6:00pm
CET

International Conference on Sustainable Development

The Global Association of Master’s in Development Practice Programs (MDP), in collaboration with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), are thrilled to announce that the Fifth Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) will take place on 18 & 19 September, 2017, at Columbia University in New York City.

Sep 18 to 19 2017, 9:00am - 6:00pm
NY, New York, 10115, Columbia University
EDT

Topic Resources

YOUNG URBAN LEADERS FROM 52 CITIES ACROSS THE WORLD SELECTED TO MAKE THEIR CITIES “SMART, FAIR AND SUSTAINABLE”

NEW YORK, April 27: The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network - Youth Initiative (SDSN Youth) has selected its inaugural class of the Local Pathways Fellows – sixty young innovators, urban planners, architects, advocates and sustainability leaders that will “champion local pathways for sustainable development” in more than 52 cities across the world.
 

[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.