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Leaving No U.S. City Behind. The U.S. Cities Sustainable Development Goal Index

Case studies and best practices

This 2nd annual report from the SDSN ranks the 100 most populous metropolitan areas in the U.S. on the SDGs. It is particularly relevant for urban leaders whose engagement is crucial for sustainable development, as 85% of the U.S. population live in cities. The Index report analyzes 44 indicators for each city to provide a comprehensive assessment of sustainable development challenges related to environmental, social, and economic objectives. It is intended as a planning tool for cities, highlighting areas of strength and weakness and where opportunities exist to learn from other cities. It includes a quick-reference dashboard that rates each city’s performance on 15 of the 17 SDGs, as well as a series of maps showing relative performance in different parts of the country.

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Tracking local progress on the post-2015 frameworks: Making cities inclusive, sustainable, and resilient

Available in English

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Developed by ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainabili...

Posted by Fabienne Perucca

Guidance and systemization of experiences

Early views of ASEAN's "Frontrunners cities" on the SDGs and Local Data Management

Available in English

This policy report analyses how “frontrunner” cities in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries are localizing the SDGs. The report notes that, while national governments are incorpor...

Developed by Institute for Global Environmental Strat...

Posted by UNDP

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