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Date: 23/8/2019

Methodological Insights to Measure the Agenda 2030 at Urban Level in Italy

Luca Farnia (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei); Laura Cavalli (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei); Giulia Lizzi (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei); Sergio Vergalli (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Department of Economics and Management - University of Brescia)
Type: Journal
Published in: Sustainability, 2019, 11(17), 4598
Keywords: SDGs Indices, Italian municipalities, Sustainable urban development, Spectral value decomposition


In this paper, we deal with the issue of measuring the Agenda 2030 at the urban level in Italy; the results are useful for the policy analysis and dissemination of sustainable development at the local level. The proposed tool merges 53 available economic, social and environmental elementary indicators into 16 composite indices and one composite dimension representing 16 out of 17 Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015. The contribution of the paper is twofold: While the results of the indices show the geographical and demographic heterogeneity within the country when considering each of the 16 dimensions, the methodological discussion highlights the complexity of the phenomena, due to the multidimensional definition of the Agenda 2030.

Methodological Insights to Measure the Agenda 2030 at Urban Level in Italy

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