By annikakallvik on 11 Dec, 2018
Cross-city learning, implementing the Sustainable Development Goals. Opportunities to learn, re-think and to ‘think outside the box’ In conjunction with Mistra Urban Futures’ conference in Cape Town the week of November, the ‘Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) and the New Urban Agenda: Comparative Urban Perspectives’ project (SDGS project) held a set of cross-city learning activities.
By annikakallvik on 10 Dec, 2018
For the first time ever, cities were invited to have a voice in the G20 process leading up to the summit in Buenos Aires 30 November to 1 December 2018. Mistra Urban Futures took part in the events in the Argentinian capital, and reinforced the Centre’s SDG project in the city.
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.