Sustainable Development Goals Series

Promoting the Sustainable Development Goals in North American Cities

Case Studies & Best Practices in the Science of Sustainability Indicators

Editors: Abraham, David B., Iyer, Seema D. (Eds.)

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  • Focuses on the North American context of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) adoption
  • Uniquely addresses community level SDG issues and opportunities 
  • Adds perspective on public policy, organizational management and data visualization 
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About this book

This volume presents North American best practices and perspectives on developing, managing and monitoring indicators to track development progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in local communities and cities. In 4 main sections, the book presents and frames the many ways in which community indicator programs are either integrating or retooling to integrate the SDGs into their existing frameworks, or how they are developing new programs to track and report progress on the SDGs. This is the first volume that focuses on SDG adoption within the context of North Americans cities and communities, and the unique issues and opportunities prevalent in these settings. The chapters are developed by experienced academics and practitioners of community planning and sustainable development, and will add broad perspective on public policy, organizational management, information management and data visualization. This volume presents a case-study approach to chapters, offering lessons that can be used by three main audiences: 1) teachers and researchers in areas of urban, regional, and environmental planning, urban development, and public policy; 2) professional planners, decision-makers, and urban managers; and 3) sustainability activists and interested groups.

About the authors

David B. Abraham, PhD is a scholar of Environmental Planning and Policy, specializing in Sustainability Planning and Performance Measurement. His research interests focus on developing sustainability strategies for the enhancement of living places. His research and professional experience includes: Food insecurity planning; Health and well-being impacts from the built environment; Urban forestry sustainability strategies; Resiliency and revitalization community planning; and Community performance metrics. His work has been featured at workshops, keynote agendas and conference proceedings throughout the US and internationally in Ireland, Barbados, Brazil, Canada and Portugal. Dr. Abraham is a Research Scientist and Lecturer with the Houston Sustainability Indicators project at Rice University.  

Seema D. Iyer, PhD oversees the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance at the Jacob France Institute (BNIA-JFI) at the University of Baltimore, which has been dedicated to providing reliable, community-based indicators for Baltimore’s neighborhoods since 2000. BNIA-JFI is the local partner of the Urban Institute's National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership, a network of cities that provide longitudinal data on demographics, housing, crime, education and sustainability. Under her leadership, BNIA-JFI has received several awards for its role in increasing accessibility to indicators for organizations such as the Community Indicators Consortium (2016), Harvard Ash Center (2017) and the Association of Public Data Users (2018). Since 2015, she has been involved in the City of Baltimore’s localization of the SDGs and has advised cities around the world on how they can work with indicator programs to help monitor progress. She is also director of the UB’s undergraduate program in Real Estate and Economic Development. She holds a Ph.D. in urban and regional planning from the University of Michigan.


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: Localizing SDGs and Empowering Cities and Communities in North America for Sustainability

    Pages 1-5

    Abraham, David B. (et al.)

  • Localizing the SDGs in Baltimore: Challenges and Opportunities of the USA Sustainable Cities Initiative

    Pages 7-19

    Iyer, Seema D.

  • Los Angeles: Measuring Its Ambition to Achieve the SDGs

    Pages 21-30

    Pipa, Tony

  • The Idea of Sustainability to Evaluate Growth and Development in the Houston Region

    Pages 31-50

    Abraham, David B.

  • Making the SDGs Relevant for Cities: Using the Community Capital Tool in British Columbia

    Pages 51-66

    Spiliotopoulou, Maria (et al.)

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eBook 96,29 €
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Hardcover 124,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Promoting the Sustainable Development Goals in North American Cities
Book Subtitle
Case Studies & Best Practices in the Science of Sustainability Indicators
Editors
  • David B. Abraham
  • Seema D. Iyer
Series Title
Sustainable Development Goals Series
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-59173-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-59173-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-59172-4
Series ISSN
2523-3084
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 160
Number of Illustrations
70 b/w illustrations, 48 illustrations in colour
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