By K.Diprose N.Taylor-Buck on 08 Oct, 2018
High-level political commitment and support for the SDGs is a key feature in countries that are particularly progressive in delivering on them, write Nick Taylor Buck and Kristina Diprose from Mistra Urban Futures and the University of Sheffield’s Urban Institute.
By Y.Vora and T.Sharma on 05 Jul, 2018
Can the SDGs be helpful to mitigate local challenges? Shimla, a city in the foothills of Himalaya, is one of Mistra Urban Futures partner cities. A recent water shortage crisis has made our Indian partners in Nagrika, Yutika Vora and Tarun Sharma, think about the role of the goals.
By Jan Riise on 13 Apr, 2018
The article, focusing on the notions and challenges of informality in many places around the world, discusses how to relate to this and the risk for underestimates and thus the comparability of figures from different parts of the world.
By davidjonsson on 29 Mar, 2018
Implementing the New Urban Agenda and The Sustainable Development Goals Cities’ interpretation, implementation and engagement with the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals form the basis for this Mistra Urban Futures project. It is partly based on the outcome of the 2015 pilot project where the then suggested targets and indicators for SDG 11 – the Urban Goal – were tested against the realities in a number of cities. Read more about the project here .
By David Simon on 28 Feb, 2018
Our director, David Simon, just wrote a blog piece on how he accepted an invitation to address the annual meeting of the Global Consortium for Sustainability Outcomes (GCSO) in Washington, DC on 22nd February.