How can global sustainable goals add value to local sustainability work? | Mistra Urban Futures
Cities engaging with and implementing the Sustainable Development Goals may see significant positive implications locally. Addressing the challenges in a collaborative way adds value to processes of e.g., urban cohesion and food security, as will be showcased through the ”Stadslandet” project.
When Wednesday 5th july | 12.00–13.00
Where West Arena near Almedalsparken, next to Västerport at Strandvägen
Organizer Mistra Urban Futures
Moderator David Simon
The world’s cities are expected to collect and report data on a number of indicators – on housing, public transport, etc. – as part of the implementation of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Approached wisely, what seems like an additional burden may actually generate added value to cities’ sustainability work. The Urban SDG, Goal 11, draws particular attention to the importance of cities and local governments in addressing sustainability challenges. The session will provide an overview of the SDGs and how cities around the world engage with and implement the Goals, with a specific focus on Goal 11. The importance of a holistic and integrated approach is emphasised. The development project ‘Stadslandet’ (‘Urban Rural Gothenburg’) will also be presented and illustrates how collaborative efforts including public authorities, civil society, academia, citizens, and the private sector contribute to issues like urban cohesion and food security in novel ways.