URBAN SDG KNOWLEDGE PLATFORM

Kuala Lumpur | Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur SDG Centre

The grand prize winner of the 2022 CityNet Congress SDG Awards. KL's SDG Centre is a prime example of what cities in the region can do to promote SDG localization throughout all levels of urban society. The Centre's programming encourages an inclusive, participatory, bottom-up approach to SDG implementation. Most importantly, the Centre constantly strives to find creative methods that will engage stakeholders of every demographic in KL.

SDG NAVIGATOR FOR CITIES

The SDG Navigator is a self-assessment tool, created to help cities and city government officials evaluate their current performance in the implementation of SDGs, based on official United Nations SDG targets. Additionally, the SDG Navigator will suggest best practices from the Urban SDG Knowledge Platform that will help cities address their challenges in SDG implementation.

FEATURED TRAINING COURSE

Free self-guided online course

Approaches in Sustainable Tourism: Lessons from Seoul

Seoul Tourism Organization
Smart Tourism & Seoul Tourism Plaza Teams

FEATURED CASE STUDIES

Penaga, North Seberang Perai | Malaysia

Welcome To Kota Aur Village North Seberang Perai

2nd Place Winner of the 2022 CityNet Congress SDG Awards. This case takes creative approaches to sustainable tourism by combining a highly successful homestay program with preserving intangible cultural heritage of the Kota Aur Village.

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Seoul | Korea, South

AI-Based Sewage Pipeline Defect Detection System

3rd Place Winner of the 2022 CityNet Congress SDG Awards. Seoul Digital Foundation's case takes infrastructure to a new level by applying AI to Seoul's vast sewer system maintenance. This system saves resources, time, and protects the safety of workers.

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NEWS

NEWS

9,February,2023

Call for Carbon Neutral Urban Practice Videos

Call for Carbon Neutral Urban Practice Videos

Submit here! CityNet Secretariat is calling on CityNet member cities and organizations to submit short videos explaining recent carbon neutral urban practices and initiatives. Recently, many nations around the world have pledged to go carbon neutral within a few decades. In CityNet, we know that the Asia Pacific region is urbanizing at a fast pace and therefore cities will need to carry much of the burden to reduce the carbon footprint to achieve carbon neutrality. CityNet is devoted to promoting knowledge sharing among its members in increasingly creative ways. To spread awareness of pioneering carbon neutral initiatives, we will create a Carbon Neutral Urban Practices page on the Urban SDG Knowledge Platform[1] consisting of bite size videos submitted by CityNet members. To share your recent carbon neutral urban practice, please create a video between 3-10 minutes in length explaining the initiative. CityNet is requesting city mayors, organization heads, and other high-profile figures to be featured on camera explaining the initiative in the video. In addition to being featured on the Urban SDG Knowledge Platform, the best videos will be shared in CityNet’s monthly newsletter. They will also be shared at the upcoming CityNet Executive Committee meeting and at the Asia Pacific Urban Forum in Suwon City, Republic of Korea, in late October this year. For more information about the program, please see the attached brief concept note. For further instructions on creating your video, please see the attached video guidelines and watch the linked announcement video. For inquiries, please contact Chris Di Gennaro at sdgplatform@citynet-ap.org. We are kindly requesting that videos be submitted by May 31st. The sooner our members submit videos, the sooner they can be featured on our platform. To submit a video, please fill out this form [1] For the video to be featured on the Urban SDG Knowledge Platform, the submitting member must be located in an ESCAP member state or territory.

PUBLICATIONS

  • RECIPRO:CITY Issue No. 7: Celebrating 5 Years of the Urban SDG Knowledge Platform

  • The Urban Nexus: Integrating Resources for Sustainable Cities

  • Localizing DRR Best Practices with the Urban SDG Knowledge Platform

  • Asia-Pacific Regional Guidelines on Voluntary Local Reviews