Economic and social development are processes that seek to identify social and the economic needs within a community, and to create strategies that will address those needs in ways that are practical and in the best interests of the community over the long run. The general idea is to find ways to improve the local standard of living while also making sure the local economy is healthy and capable of sustaining the present and forecast population in the area.  It is relevant in metropolitan neighbourhoods, sections of smaller cities and towns, and in rural settings. 

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Topic Events

ICLEI World Congress 2021-22

The ICLEI World Congress 2021 - 2022 is now a year-long experience, hosted by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and the City of Malmö, Sweden. ICLEI’s triennial gathering offers multiple opportunities to connect throughout 2021 – 2022. On 13-15 April 2021, we connected online for the Virtual Launch of the ICLEI World Congress 2021 – 2022. An all digital experience kicked off the event including high-level discussions on how local and regional governments can continue to advance on sustainable development together with ICLEI.
May 11 to 13 2022, 8:00am - 6:00pm

ICLEI World Congress 2021-22

The ICLEI World Congress 2021 - 2022 is now a year-long experience, hosted by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and the City of Malmö, Sweden. ICLEI’s triennial gathering offers multiple opportunities to connect throughout 2021 – 2022. On 13-15 April 2021, we connected online for the Virtual Launch of the ICLEI World Congress 2021 – 2022. An all digital experience kicked off the event including high-level discussions on how local and regional governments can continue to advance on sustainable development together with ICLEI.
May 11 to 13 2022, 8:00am - 6:00pm

ICSD 2021 : 9th International Conference on Sustainable Development, 8 - 9 September 2021 Rome, Italy

European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with Canadian Institute of Technology  will organize the 9th ICSD 2021 International Conference on Sustainable Development, with particular focus on Environmental, Economic and Socio-Cultural Sustainability.

The Conference theme :Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: Research,Practice and Education

Sep 08 to 09 2021, 9:30am - 7:30pm
RM, Rome, 00187, Roma Eventi, Pontifical Gregorian University
EET

Topic Resources

Sustainability Science: Toward a Synthesis

This is the background document for the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine virtual workshop, Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities for Sustainability Science convened on November 30, December 1, and December 2, 2020.

Abstract

Building Civic Capital

"Civic capital refers to our cities’ shared assets — or resources —from which we collectively stand to derive most of our benefits, regardless of ownership.