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

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Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Isola S. Giorgio 8, 30100 Venice, Italy
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Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Corso Magenta 63, 20019 Milan, Italy
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Department of Economics and Management, University of Brescia, via San Faustino 74/b, 25122 Brescia, Italy
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Sustainability 2019, 11(17), 4598; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11174598
Received: 11 July 2019 / Revised: 17 August 2019 / Accepted: 20 August 2019 / Published: 23 August 2019
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. View Full-Text
Keywords: SDGs Indices; Italian municipalities; sustainable urban development; spectral value decomposition SDGs Indices; Italian municipalities; sustainable urban development; spectral value decomposition
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Farnia, L.; Cavalli, L.; Lizzi, G.; Vergalli, S. Methodological Insights to Measure the Agenda 2030 at Urban Level in Italy. Sustainability 2019, 11, 4598.

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