11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
Innovation for creating sustainable cities and communities is essential to responses to the pressing challenges created by highly populated living environments, such as those created by insufficient access to infrastructure, energy, sanitation, water, and food, waste going to landfills, poor air quality, congestion and traffic, etc.
As noted by tine inno4sd Guideline of Local Innovation for Policy Action, cities and local communities are to some extent responsible for these problems and should also be part of their solution. This is because if the manifestations of sustainability challenges are very different across regions, local administrations worldwide share similar responsibilities in terms of local governance.
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Innovation for Sustainable Development at local level: instruments and examples to get started (2019)
How can public procurement in cities support circular economy and sustainability transition? (2018)