The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
The Diagnostic and Planning Tool (DPT) has a two-fold objective: (1) to help cities understand the strengths and weaknesses of their institutional and operating arrangements from the perspective of economic recovery and resilience building as well as to assess the structure and functioning of city economies to get a clear understanding of the economic performance/standing of each city and how this defines vulnerability and resilience; and (2) to define a process for the design and implementation of recovery plans/strategies to address the identified gaps, accelerate better recovery and improve longer-term resilience. The planning tool/component addresses “What”– key components of recovery planning and “How”– process for designing and implementing a recovery plan. Consequently, the DPT consists of two parts. The first part describes the diagnostic whereas the second part focuses on the planning aspect.
The New Urban Agenda document is rich and complex. The objectives embedded in the global policy framework for urban sustainability cover a large spectrum of interconnected social, economic, environmental and spatial policies and interventions. This complexity requires clear explanation and demonstration of the diversity of actions and practicalities that the implementation of the New Urban Agenda entails. The capacities of different stakeholders engaged in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals vary tremendously from one place to another. Do you have an online course, podcast or other learning tool you want to suggest?