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CLASSROOM WALLS AND CITY HALL: MOBILIZING LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS TO ADVANCE THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

Over the last four years, the City of Los Angeles has worked with over 160 undergraduate and graduate students as interns, members of faculty-led task forces, and as full-time consultants on projects that advance sustainable development at the local level; all made possible through strong partnerships with five academic institutions. 
 
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OPEN SOURCE SDG DATA REPORTING FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

The City of Los Angeles is the first city to report SDG data at the indicator level. In this blog post we explain why we are reporting data on the SDGs using an open source platform and provide resources for other local governments that want to do the same.

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OPEN SDG WEBINAR

On July 30th, the City of Los Angeles hosted a webinar titled "Open SDG: Data Reporting for Sustainable Development" in partnership with the UK Office for National Statistics, the Bristol City Office, the Center for Open Data Enterprise, and the Thematic Research Network on Data and Statistics. Open SDG is now being used by more than 19 national, regional and and local governments for official SDG data reporting. In this webinar, the partner organizations covered the origins of the platform, the technical development, and the importance of data reporting for advancing the SDG agenda in national and local governments.

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PRESENTATION: IMPLEMENTING THE SDGs IN LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles stands at the forefront of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) movement in its city-wide effort to align plans and goals to the SDGs, while mobilizing stakeholders at the goals' intersections. This presentation introduces our SDG localization work, the Voluntary Local Review, and the open source Data Reporting Platform.

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DATA REPORTING PLATFORM WIKI

The City of Los Angeles is the first city in the world to adopt the Open SDG platform to the local level and the first city to report SDG indicators data in the open source platform. All the adaptations and modifications we have made are available in our Wiki so that other cities and organizations can also use this platform for their SDG data reporting.

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REVISING NATIONAL SDG TARGETS FOR THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES

As a part of SDSN TReNDS 2018-19 Local Data Action Solutions Initiatives (LDA-SI) microgrant program, we partnered with four local universities to develop localized sustainable development targets. See how we added L.A.’s context to these national targets in our brief published in April 2019.

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