How can global sustainable goals add value to local sustainability work?
Date: 5 July 2017
Time: 12:00-13:00 (a lighter lunch will be served)
Place: Västsvenska arenan, Strandvägen H528
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.
David Simon, Director (moderator), Mistra Urban Futures
Sandra Valencia, Lead researcher, Mistra Urban Futures
Fredrik Hörstedt, Vice President of Utilisation, Chalmers
Stina Rydberg, Project Manager, Stadslandet, Göteborgs stad
Gunilla Almered Olsson, Professor Humanekologi, Göteborgs universitet / Co-ordinator Research Network Urban Food, Mistra Urban Futures
Mistra Urban Futures