Planning, also called urban planning or city and regional planning, is the process of improving the welfare of people and their communities by creating more convenient, equitable, healthful, efficient, and attractive places for present and future generations.  Planning enables civic leaders, businesses, and citizens to play a meaningful role in creating communities that enrich people's lives.  Good planning helps create communities that offer better choices for where and how people live. Planning helps communities to envision their future, and helps them find the right balance of new development and essential services, environmental protection, and innovative change (American Planning Association web site).  

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Topic Events

ICSD 2020 : 8th International Conference on Sustainable Development, 9 - 10 September 2020 Rome, Italy

European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with Canadian Institute of Technology  will organize the 8th ICSD 2020 International Conference on Sustainable Development, with particular focus on Environmental, Economic and Socio-Cultural Sustainability.

The Conference theme : Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: Research, Practice and Education

Sep 09 to 10 2020, 9:30am - 7:30pm
RM, Rome, 00187, Piazza della Pilotta, 4
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Topic Resources

Six Transformations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

From Sustainable Development Solutions Network:

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change call for deep transformations in every country that require complementary actions by governments, civil society, science, and business. While significant progress is being made on some goals, no country is currently on track towards achieving all SDGs

2019 U.S. Cities Sustainable Development Report

New York, 8 July 2019 – Today, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s United States Network (SDSN USA) launched the 2019 US Cities Sustainable Development ReportSDSN’s third city-level report ranking 105 US cities on progress towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 (SDGs). The results show that there will be significant work to do across the board if the SDGs are to be achieved by 2030, as cities on average scored only 48.9%.