Accelerating the SDGs

Accelerating the SDGs

Accelerating the SDGs is a three stage Project (2018-20) to increase awareness and take-up of the SDGs and the New  Urban Agenda.
 
As part of STAGE 1,  we have posted a Working Paper on the preliminary findings and recommendations  of the City Maker  Survey which asks the question , “How are the SDGs traveling in your world?”
Over 1000 survey responses were received by June 2019.
 
To view the City Maker Survey Working Paper click HERE . Feedback is invited.
 
The Survey will remain open to City Makers in education, the urban professions and civil society until the Project ends in 2020, when July 1, 2019 – July 30  2020  responses will be analyzed. If you haven’t already taken the Survey,  and would like to, please click HERE.
 
As part of STAGE 2, the LOCAL PROJECTS CHALLENGE,  we issued a call for local projects with local partners  that addressed one or more SDGs.
 
Over 100 Expressions of Interest , or Project Ideas, from more than 30 countries were received  by August 1, 2019
 
E o I categories : Education;  the Professions;  Civil Society.
 
The project team is developing an on line GALLERY to showcase projects, due to launch by November 13, 2019.  Certificates of Excellence and People’s Choice awards will be made in the three E o I categories.
 
As part of STAGE 3, there are plans to show  selected Project Ideas as well as Fully Developed Projects (due December 15) at WUF10 in Abu Dhabi, February 2020, and at the Union of International Architects Congress in Rio de Janeiro, July 2020.
 
Project Team
Principals: Anna Rubbo, Elliott Sclar, Jacqueline Klopp, Center for Sustainable Urban Development, The Earth Institute, Columbia University | Geeta Mehta, GSAPP, Columbia University | Vera Regina Tangari , Faculty of Architecture, Federal University, Rio de Janeiro.
Associates: Elaine Angeles, USA/Philippines| Jennifer van den Bussche, South Africa | William Chan, Australia | Merlyn Mathew, USA/India | Devangi Ramakrishnan, India | Silvia Vercher, USA/Spain | Jade Watkins, USA.
 

Article by Global Studio, CSUD, The Earth Institute, Columbia University