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Sustainable, Inclusive and Climate-Resilient Cities

Capacity development programme based on Agenda 2030

Sustainable Cities participants posing together
Johanna Alkan Olsson, Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Environmental and Climate Research at Lund University, guides the programme participants on an urban walk in Lund, September 2019. Photo: Kennet Ruona

About the programme

The capacity development programme Sustainable, Inclusive and Climate-Resilient Cities at Lund University focuses on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 – Sustainable cities and communities – of Agenda 2030. Since its run in this initial form, it has transformed into Co-design of Sustainable, Resilient and Inclusive Public Spaces and Services, which you can read more about below. 

Innovation in the Public Sector

About the 17 SDGs on the UN website

The aim of the initial programme was to strengthen the capacity of civil servants working in municipalities or regional administration to create sustainable, inclusive and climate-resilient cities. The programme combined knowledge of the effects of climate change on the urban environment, the value of green spaces for recreation, food production and climate adaptation.

The programme included four modules: an online course with independent tasks and studies, a two-week module in Lund, Sweden, a module in the participants' home countries where they worked on their change projects, and a concluding online conference to disseminate the results from the change projects.

The programme was developed and hosted by the Centre for Environmental and Climate Research at Lund University (CEC) and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI), in cooperation with Lund University Commissioned Education (LUCE).

The participants and the change projects

The participants came from Indonesia, Turkey and Zimbabwe. During the programme, they planned, coordinated, developed and launched an innovative change project. The purpose of the projects was to increase the possibilities for discussion around urban sustainability challenges in relation to climate in a concrete way, thereby deepening the learning experience.

More information about the programme Sustainable, Inclusive and Climate-Resilient Cities