Publications on Localizing (SDG 11)


This section consists of publications that show how SDG 11 is being implemented at the local level.


Hartley, Kris (2019) Global goals, global cities : achieving the SDGs through collective local action, Chicago, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Mesa, Nilda; Edquist, Melika and Esprey, Jessica (2019) A pathway to sustainable American cities : a guide to implementing the SDGs [Draft for discussion], New York, Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)

Nicklin, Sean; Cornwell, Ben and Trowbridge, Leigh (eds) (2019) A better world : volume 5 : sustainable cities and communities : actions and commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals, Leicester, Tudor Rose
Pipa, Anthony F (2019) Shaping the global agenda to maximize city leadership on the SDGs : the experiences of vanguard cities (Global economy and development at Brookings brief; June 2019)

AICCRE (2018) Venice 2030 city solutions : financing the SDGs at local level, 16 – 17th November 2018 : final report, Rome, Italian Association for the Council of European Municipalities (AICCRE)

Almeidai, Ana C. L.; Smarti, James C. R. and Peter Davey (2018) Can learned experiences accelerate the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 11? A framework to evaluate the contributions of local sustainable initiatives to delivery SDG 11 in Brazilian municipalities, European Journal of Sustainable Development, vol. 7, n0. 4, pp. 517-530,

Koch, Florian and Krellenberg, Kerstin (2018) How to contextualize SDG 11? Looking at indicators for Sustainable Urban Development in Germany, ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, vol. 7 no. 12, 464;
Lee et al. (2018) UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) : Suwon implementation report on Goal 11 for HLPF 2018, Suwon Research Institute
Mistra Urban Futures (2018) Implementing the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals : comparative urban perspectives (City briefs from Mistra Urban Futures comparative project : Feb 2018), Gothenburg, Mistra Urban Futures Project
Prasad, Deo; Ding, Lan; Yenneti, Komali; Fan, Hua; Craft, William; Sanchez, Adriana X.; Li, Xiang; Arnold, Philipp; Bouhmad, Kamel; Earley, Robert; Wang, Youwei; Wu, Jiang; Li, Fengting; You, Nicholas; Fox, Jonathan and Aragon, Jean D’ (2018) Guidelines for sustainable cities communities in China, Nairobi, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
UCLG (2018) Towards the localization of the SDGs (Local and Regional Governments report to the 2018 HLPF ; 2nd report) Barcelona, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)
Blanco Jr, Cid (2017) Metropolitan planning and governance in Brazil : how the use of SDG data can help to deliver better results in public administration (SDG local data action : subnational strategy brief)
Fabre, Elin Anderdotter (2017) Local implementation of the SDGs & the New Urban Agenda : towards a Swedish national urban policy, Stockholm, Global Utmaning

Fenton, Paul and Gustafsson, Sara (2017) Moving from high-level words to local action — governance for urban sustainability in municipalities, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, vol. 26-27, pp. 129-133,, text also available here.

Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments (2016) Roadmap for localizing the SDGs : implementation and monitoring at subnational level, Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments