Pilot Project to Test Potential Targets and Indicators for the Urban Sustainable Development Goal



As part of the UN post-2015 development agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be replacing the Millennium Development Goals from 2016 to 2030. The 8 Millennium Development Goals, with a focus to tackle poverty in developing countries, will be replaced by 17 proposed goals with a global reach. The final set of goals, with their respective targets and indicators, will be decided by the UN General Assembly at the end of September 2015.

A Campaign for an Urban Sustainable Development Goal, in which Mistra Urban Futures is a partner, has over the past few years worked towards securing a standalone urban goal. Organisations such as the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), UN-Habitat, Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) and Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) have together with widespread support from mayors across the globe addressed the crucial importance and strategic influence of cities in regards to sustainable development