Sunday, August 13, 2017

How sustainable is your city?

We now have a comparison of major US cities/regions based on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. This report not only gives an overall score. It also gives us the best performers for each goal (like zero hunger). That makes it easy to find best practices. And it includes the indicators used for each of the goals and the range of performance measured, so cities can easily adopt the metrics and see where they fall in the range.

For Arizona, it only includes two cities but this framework could be adopted by all our cities. The Alliance has been working on a Dashboard of Community Indicators so we can compare performance of Verde Valley communities against the SDGs (although our Indicators might be different based on data we can find.) We will post results as we have good data and strong recommendations. The first, species of concern, will be released in September.

http://unsdsn.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/US-Cities-SDG-Index-2017.pdf

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