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Localizing the SDGs: How Cities Can Help Achieve the 2030 Agenda

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In September 2015, world leaders agreed on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with 169 targets to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. Many of the SDGs are interrelated and will require governments to develop integrated and cross-cutting approaches to make the goals a reality. Cities and local stakeholders will play a critical role in implementing the SDGs.

Please join us for a discussion organized by the Habitat III U.S. National Committee together with the Wilson Center, Urban Institute, and USAID to examine local strategies for realizing the 2030 Agenda.


  • Tony Pipa

    Chief Strategy Officer, USAID
  • Salin Geevarghese

    Deputy Assistant Secretary for International and Philanthropic Innovation, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Daniel Petrie

    Director, Global Affairs and Advocacy, Habitat for Humanity International
  • Pete Richards

    Economic Adviser, Bureau for Food Security, USAID
  • Joshua Glasser

    Foreign Affairs Officer, Office of International Health and Biodefense, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Daniela Ligiero

    Vice President of Girls and Women Strategy, United Nations Foundation
  • Roger-Mark De Souza

    Global Fellow and Advisor
    Former Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience
  • Jessica Espey

    Associate Director, Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
  • Jacqueline Burton

    Program Associate, Equitable Development, Ford Foundation
  • Ellen Hamilton

    Lead Urban Specialist, Land and Housing, Urban Development and Resilience Unit, The World Bank
  • Benjamin Edwards

    Research Associate, Urban Institute
  • Solomon Greene

    Senior Fellow, Urban Institute
  • Blair A. Ruble

    Distinguished Fellow
    Former Wilson Center Vice President for Programs (2014-2017); Director of the Comparative Urban Studies Program/Urban Sustainability Laboratory (1992-2017); Director of the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies (1989-2012) and Director of the Program on Global Sustainability and Resilience (2012-2014)