Urban Lab - Indicators, Implementation and Monitoring, Urban Thinkers Campus 2017, Stadthaus N1, foyer of the Bürgersaal
Implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for sustainable development and its 17 global sustainability goals, the 17 sustainable development goals (SDG), at the community level poses cities with the great challenge of developing appropriate indicator systems. Processes, which address this issue and and search for appropriate indicators suited to the relevant locations and their specific characteristics, are taking place throughout the world. There is a further complexity in that comparability between cities evolves initially at the national level but, looking forward, even perhaps at the global level, which can be generated via appropriate indicator sets. Implementation of the SDG at the community level is a long-term process, which should be built on a database that enables sustainability to be managed in an indicator-based way and, at the same time, leaves scope for communities to draw up their local sustainability strategies. The Urban Lab addresses the question of what is important for such communal governance and what are the possible next steps to be taken for measuring Agenda 2030 at the community level. Those who have objectives must also measure their achievement. What are the hallmarks, indicators of success or implementation of the SDG? How do cities or states commit themselves in the successful implementation? What is the framework for the successful, sustainable implementation of the 17 SDG?