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Building a Local SDG Data Monitoring System for Baltimore: Insights from the US National Reporting Platform and New York City

Under the USA Sustainable Cities Initiative (USASCI), Baltimore completed a report entitled “Baltimore’s Sustainable Future: Localizing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Strategies and Indicators”, which recommends local indicators for achieving the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Baltimore. The report includes baseline data for each of the indicators and is available in static graphics online at www.ubalt. edu/about-ub/sustainable-cities. 

To prepare a system for disseminating interactive, updated data on the proposed indicators in Baltimore, the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance—Jacob France Institute (BNIA-JFI) analyzed the US National Reporting Platform (NRP) and other data monitoring systems in cities such as New York City and interviewed staff working on these systems

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