VLRs

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Conference Paper
Regional Studies Association Annual Conference
Author:
Marco
Reggiani
Regions and places face unprecedented challenges that need ambitious policies to drive sustainable transitions. While the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been shaping the policies (or at least the discourse) of national governments and supranational organisations, there is...
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Peer-reviewed Article
In npj Urban Sustainability
Author:
Marco
Reggiani
The implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relies on effective policy integration at all levels of government. However, integration across policy domains remains challenging for local authorities, particularly when it comes to articulating policies that recognise trade-offs and interactions between different SDGs. This study...
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Commentary (Op. Ed)
IISD SDG Knowledge Hub
Author:
Yizhao
Yang
Marco
Reggiani
Anne
Taufen
Amidst ongoing conversations surrounding the attainment of net-zero emissions, it is crucial to underscore the importance of aligning substantive climate action with overarching sustainability objectives. The Voluntary Local Reviews (VLR) movement is gaining momentum, presenting an opportunity to extend its influence in fostering sustainable...
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Presentation
UCLG World Congress
This presentation looks at the Voluntary Local Reviews (VLRs), published between 2018 and 2021, to explore the importance of tracking SDG progress at the local level. The presentation looks at practical approaches, tools and frameworks for capturing SDG progress at the local level, highlighting the need for inclusive and transparent reporting...
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Conference Proceeding
Annual Meeting of the Architectural Institute of Japan.
Author:
Marco
Reggiani
This paper explores the challenges and opportunities of VLRs for better recovery in the context of the disruption to urban planning and policymaking caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. It does so by focusing on 12 cities that conducted a VLR between 2019 and 2020 as case studies. These include: Barcelona, Bonn, Bristol, Buenos Aires, Espoo, Ghent, La...
Research Report
The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to impact the world in 2021. Nevertheless, a record number of Local and Regional Governments (LRGs) have presented a Voluntary Local Review (VLRs) in 2021. For many of them, this year’s review was their second or third edition. VLRs are a process through which LRGs conduct a voluntary assessment of their progress...