On August 10, 2017 the Sustainable Development Solutions Network released the first-ever U.S. Cities SDG Index. The Index ranks the 100 most populous U.S. cities, using Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), based on their performance on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Results show that all U.S. cities, even those at the top of the Index, have far to go to achieve the SDGs. Below is a selection of news coverage surrounding the report’s launch.

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First-ever index ranks urban areas on SDGs implementation
Citiscope, August 24, 2017


How U.S. Cities Stack Up On The Sustainable Development Goals
Fast Company, August 11, 2017

America’s Most (and Least) Sustainable Cities, Ranked
CityLab, August 10, 2017

The UN’s First US Cities SDG Index Ranks Your Town’s Sustainability
VICE Impact, August 11, 2017

America Is Falling Behind, But California Is Doing Just Fine
Bloomberg, August 10, 2017

U.S. Cities Fall Short in New Sustainability Analysis
U.S. News, August 10, 2017

Cleveland gets poor marks in United Nations-affiliated group’s ranking of sustainable U.S. cities
Crain’s Cleveland Business, August 10, 2017

Report: Cities Have A Very Long Way To Go To Meet The Paris Climate Goals
Fast Company, August 15, 2017

Which American cities are the most sustainable?
Grist, August 13, 2017