Linking to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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This section aims to put SDG 11 into the context of the wider 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It includes a number of documents aiming to provide general guidance on working towards the implementation of the SDGs as a whole.


Chaturved, Sachini; Janus, Heiner; Klingebiel, Stephan; Li, Xiaoyun; Mello e Souza; André de; Sidiropoulos, Elizabeth and Wehrmann, Dorothea (Eds.) (2021) The Palgrave handbook of development cooperation for achieving the 2030 Agenda : contested collaboration. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan,

U4SSC (2021) Guidelines on tools and mechanisms to finance Smart Sustainable Cities projects : a U4SSC deliverable, Geneva, United 4 Smart Sustainable Cities


Agyeman, Julian (2020) Editorial : Local Environment and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Local Environment, vol 25, no 5, pp. 336-337,

Bennich, Therese; Weitz, Nina and Carlsen, Henrik (2020) Deciphering the scientific literature on SDG interactions : A review and reading guide, Science of The Total Environment, [Journal Pre-proof] Available online 8 April 2020,

Hendra, John (2020) Funding effective UN responses to COVID-19 while protecting the 2030 Agenda – staying the course, Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, Uppsala, Sweden

Riaño, Maria Alejandra and Barchiche, Damien (2020). Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development : prerequisites, and opportunities for the post-Covid-19 crisis (IDDRI, Issue Brief ; 03/20) Institut du développement durable et des relations internationals (IDDRI), Paris, France

U4SSC (2020) Simple ways to be smart, Geneva, United 4 Smart Sustainable Cities



Cibrario, Daria and Ciambra, Andrea (2019) SDG 11 : tackling the challenges of global urbanization : flagship local government initiatives to meet the SDGs, In: Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2019 : reshaping governance for sustainability : transforming institutions – shifting power – strengthening rights (Global Civil Society Report on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs), Beirut, Civil Society Reflection Group on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, pp. 150-155

Elliot, Trudi (2019) UK 2070, Agenda 2030, the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals – what do our international commitments mean for reducing spatial inequalities in the UK? (Think piece) Sheffield, UK 2070 Commission

Kroll, Christian; Warchold, Anne and Pradhan, Prajal (2019) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) : Are we successful in turning trade-offs into synergies, Palgrave Communications, vol. 5, Article number 140,

Lynch, Alainna; LoPresti, Anna and Fox, Caroline (2019) The 2019 US cities sustainable development report, New York, Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)

Stibbe, Darian; Reid, Stuart and Gilbert, Julia (2019) Maximising the impact of partnerships for the SDGs : a practical guide to partnership value creation, New York, The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)
Africa SDG index and dashboards report 2018 [The Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa and Sustainable Development Solutions Network]
Espey, Jessica; Dahmm, Hayden and Manderino, Laurie (2018) Leaving no U.S. city behind : the U.S. cities Sustainable Development Goals Index [Issue 2018]
European Union (2018) Sustainable development in the European Union : monitoring report on the progress towards the SDGs in an EU context : 2018 edition [Eurostat] [See pages 199-215 on SDG 11]

Major, David C.; Lehmann, Martin and Fitton, James (2018) Linking the management of climate change adaptation in small coastal towns and cities to the Sustainable Development Goals, Ocean & Coastal Management, Vol. 163, pp. 205-208,

Mayor’s Office for International Affairs (2018) Global vision : urban action : voluntary local review : New York City’s implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, New York, Mayor's office for International Affairs [Includes a review of priority goals for SDG 11 (see pp. 36-54 and a statistical appendix (pp 80-99) that includes the Targets, Indicator names, description and source)]
U4SSC (2017) Connecting cities and communities with the Sustainable Development Goals, Geneva, United for Smart Sustainable Cities

UN/ADB/UNDP (2017) Asia-Pacific Sustainable Development Goals outlook, Bangkok, United Nations,

Kindornay, Shannon and Twigg (2015) Establishing a workable follow-up and review process for the Sustainable Development Goals (ODI report ; April 2015), London, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Scott, Andrew and Lucci, Paula with Berliner, Tom (2015) Mind the gap? : a comparison of international and national targets for the SDG agenda (ODI report ; June 2015), London, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
United Nations (2015) Transforming our world : the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, New York, United Nations


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