Promoting the Sustainable Development Goals in North American Cities

How the Youth Social Entrepreneurship (YSE) Model Supports Implementation of SDG #8 to bring Economic Growth and Decent Work in American Cities Peg Thomas, Nancy Jacobs, Jennifer Valorose, and Laura Schauben 10.1 Introduction.


Author: David B. Abraham

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030591731

Category: Science

Page: 160

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This volume presents North American best practices and perspectives on developing, managing and monitoring indicators to track development progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in local communities and cities. In 4 main sections, the book presents and frames the many ways in which community indicator programs are either integrating or retooling to integrate the SDGs into their existing frameworks, or how they are developing new programs to track and report progress on the SDGs. This is the first volume that focuses on SDG adoption within the context of North Americans cities and communities, and the unique issues and opportunities prevalent in these settings. The chapters are developed by experienced academics and practitioners of community planning and sustainable development, and will add broad perspective on public policy, organizational management, information management and data visualization. This volume presents a case-study approach to chapters, offering lessons that can be used by three main audiences: 1) teachers and researchers in areas of urban, regional, and environmental planning, urban development, and public policy; 2) professional planners, decision-makers, and urban managers; and 3) sustainability activists and interested groups.

Performance Metrics for Sustainable Cities

Each city is working within a particular context to achieve diverse sets of outcomes. ... In D. B. Abraham & S. D. Iver (Eds.), Promoting the Sustainable Development Goals in North American Cities: Case Studies & Best Practices in the ...


Author: Sylvie Albert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000436334

Category: Architecture

Page: 264

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Performance Metrics for Sustainable Cities provides an overview of measurement systems and tools to enable communities to self-assess and benchmark their progress along a continuum of smart, intelligent, and sustainable development. It begins by explaining the importance of measurement and evaluation for cities and smaller communities, as well as future factors that will need to be considered and embedded into planning processes. Across 14 chapters, the book describes existing evaluation mechanisms that are being used for government funding decisions, awards of recognition, and new measurement systems to assess what makes a city smarter and more sustainable, such as broader sustainable goal targets (UN SDGs), green cities, fabrication cities, and compassionate cities. It presents examples of metrics used for important sustainability and liveability concepts for cities such as how to measure trust, engagement, compassion, circular economy, and so forth. The book ends with reflections on the feasibility of a holistic system of measurement and the implications of its implementation. This volume will be of great interest to students, researchers, and professionals of urban sustainability, planning, smart cities, and sustainable communities.

Handbook of Research on Social Impacts of E Payment and Blockchain Technology

Data for Good for All: Enabling All Communities to Track Progress Toward SDG Implementation. Promoting the Sustainable Development Goals in North American Cities: Case Studies & Best Practices in the ...


Author: Lai, P.C.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799890379

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 561

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The social landscape is undergoing a global change with the emergence of e-payment and blockchain technology. This new technology changes the ways in which consumers and businesses interact with each other. This dynamic offers both opportunities and challenges to the socioeconomic landscape. It is important to understand the strategies, opportunities, and challenges contained in the e-payment and blockchain sector. The Handbook of Research on Social Impacts of E-Payment and Blockchain Technology is a comprehensive reference source that examines the strategies, opportunities, and challenges contained in the value creation of e-payment and blockchain technology, which lead to economic and social progression. Further delving into topics such as mobile financial services, technopreneurship, and cryptocurrencies, this dynamic resource is essential for students, academicians, entrepreneurs, corporate managers, business executives, researchers, blockchain professionals, technologists, systems engineers, policymakers, and government officials.

Promoting Biodiversity in Food Systems

Over the past several years, many local governments in North America including Portland, San Francisco, Toronto, ... Canada, is making tremendous progress at meeting sustainable development, biodiversity, and food systems planning goals ...


Author: Irana W. Hawkins

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351816304

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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Biodiversity of the food system is crucial for food production and loss of biodiversity is a pressing issue. This book focuses on biodiversity’s crucial role in food systems, health and well-being, and fate of the natural environment. It provides practical recommendations on how proper food systems can sustain a healthier planet and protect biodiversity. Sections provide a comprehensive understanding of the urgent need for promoting biodiversity-promoting food systems that help maintain planetary boundaries that are at risk; mimic the natural processes of highly integrated ecosystems; and improve human/planetary health while providing a wholesome and sufficient food supply.

State of the World 2012

Examples of efforts that are focused on sustainable development include the 2005 Environmental Sustainability Index of the ... Seattle, and Denver were named as the most sustainable cities in North America out ofa list of27 considered; ...


Author: The The Worldwatch Institute

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610910453

Category: Science

Page: 256

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In the 2012 edition of its flagship report, Worldwatch celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the 1992 Earth Summit with a far-reaching analysis of progress toward building sustainable economies. Written in clear language with easy-to-read charts, State of the World 2012 offers a new perspective on what changes and policies will be necessary to make sustainability a permanent feature of the world's economies. The Worldwatch Institute has been named one of the top three environmental think tanks in the world by the University of Pennsylvania's Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program.

Sustainable Cities

The paper by Rodney White highlights the differences in the " sustainable development ” agenda between an African city ... and high living standards with substantially less resource use per capita than in Europe or North America .



Publisher: IIED

ISBN: 1843690799

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 238

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Sustainable Development Goals

These clear synergies provide guidance for policymakers and urban planners as they try to integrate multiple SDGs in urban areas. Many cities are aiming to develop local policies and plans that work with and enhance one another and are ...


Author: Pia Katila

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108486996

Category: Nature

Page: 652

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A global assessment of potential and anticipated impacts of efforts to achieve the SDGs on forests and related socio-economic systems. This title is available as Open Access via Cambridge Core.

Planning Development and Management of Sustainable Cities

There are also numerous local efforts to promote sustainable city formation via the leverage of urban planning and design. An earlier practice analysis by Berke and Conroy [66] in 30 American cities reveal that no significant ...


Author: Tan Yigitcanlar

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 9783038979067

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 440

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The concept of ‘sustainable urban development’ has been pushed to the forefront of policymaking and politics as the world wakes up to the impacts of climate change and the destructive effects of the Anthropocene. Climate change has emerged to be one of the biggest challenges faced by our planet today, threatening both built and natural systems with long-term consequences, which may be irreversible. While there is a vast body of literature on sustainability and sustainable urban development, there is currently limited focus on how to cohesively bring together the vital issues of the planning, development, and management of sustainable cities. Moreover, it has been widely stated that current practices and lifestyles cannot continue if we are to leave a healthy living planet to not only the next generation, but also to the generations beyond. The current global school strikes for climate action (known as Fridays for Future) evidences this. The book advocates the view that the focus needs to rest on ways in which our cities and industries can become green enough to avoid urban ecocide. This book fills a gap in the literature by bringing together issues related to the planning, development, and management of cities and focusing on a triple-bottom-line approach to sustainability.

The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Sustainable Development

In North America, most professional sports stadiums are funded, at least in part, by the public ... To achieve the targets of SDG 11, decisions made to promote sustainability in cities should not be confined to local governments, ...


Author: Brian P. McCullough

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000528046

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 494

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The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Sustainable Development is a comprehensive and powerful survey of the ways in which sport engages with its social, environmental, and ethical responsibilities. It considers how sport can use its unique profile and platform to influence the attitudes of sport fans and consumers to promote positive social and environmental action around the world and to contribute to sustainable development, perhaps the most important issue of our time. The book is structured around the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, with a section devoted to each goal that contains chapters reviewing key theory and current research, measurement and evaluation issues, and the application of current knowledge in real-world development situations. Drawing on research and expertise from management, sociology, development studies, psychology, and other disciplines, the book examines the role that sport must play in areas such as health and well-being, poverty, education, gender equality, decent work, responsible consumption, and climate action. Representing a keynote work on the wider social responsibilities of sport as both an industry and sociocultural activity, this is essential reading for any advanced student or researcher working in sport development, sport management, sport sociology, event studies, development studies, or environmental studies, and for any development practitioner or sport management professional looking to understand how to achieve positive social change in and through sport.


Sachs, J. D. (2012) “From Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals.” Lancet 379: 2206–11. Smardon, R. C. (2008) “A Comparison of Local Agenda 21 Implementation in North American, European and Indian Cities.


Author: Heather M. Farley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136009280

Category: Political Science

Page: 178

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Humans are not living within our ecological means. We are using the earth’s resources at a pace that cannot be maintained. We have already seen evidence of the fallout associated with ecological overconsumption and continued abuse of environmental systems will create increasing challenges both today and into the future. Our depletion of natural systems minimizes the possibilities available to future generations who are expected to somehow rely on innovation and ingenuity for their survival. Yet, despite the challenges we face, governments, individuals, non-profits, educational institutions, and corporations are all heralding the promise of sustainable development to save our environmental systems from collapse while allowing for uninterrupted economic growth. Today, the concept of sustainability is a widespread goal that nearly everyone supports. At the same time, almost no one means the same thing when they use the term. Sustainability is so broad and overly used that it seems to mean everything to everyone. The result is that the concept has lost its meaning. In this book, the authors examine the misuses and abuses of "sustainability" and seek to refine and clarify the concept. The authors offer a new definition of sustainability – what they call neo-sustainability – to help guide policies and practices that respect the primacy of the environment, the natural limits of the environment, and the relationship between environmental, social, and economic systems.