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ECOCITY World Summit

ECOCITY World Summit

Melbourne, Australia

The Ecocity Summit series, held every two years since 1990, has developed into one of the most globally significant forums for addressing the complex challenges facing humanity in a rapidly urbanizing world.

Jul 12 to 14 2017, 9:00am - 6:00pm
VIC, South Wharf, 3006, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

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

Close the Loop – SDG 12 Online Course, from United Nations System Staff College

Focused on SDG 12, this online course is designed and delivered in partnership with the Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) - a Think and Do tank that works with businesses, policy makers, partner organizations and civil society towards a sustainable planet. Ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns is crucial in advancing a sustainable development agenda that is truly universal in its nature and scope. SDG 12 holds a critical position in the broader context of the SDG results framework.

Jan 30 to Mar 10 2017, 9:00am - 6:00pm
NY, New York City, 10017, United Nations
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Topic Resources

America’s First Sustainable Urban Agrihood Debuts in Detroit

For Immediate Release: 1:30 p.m. EST, Wednesday, November 30, 2016

America’s First Sustainable Urban Agrihood Debuts in Detroit

The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative to open new community center and café

DETROIT – The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) is debuting America’s first sustainable urban agrihood, an alternative neighborhood growth model in Detroit’s lower North End that positions agriculture as the centerpiece of a mixed-use urban development.