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Shanghai Manual A Guide For Sustainable Urban Development In The 21st Century - 2022 Annual Report

The Shanghai Manual was established in 2011 following the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai and serves as a tool to support the efforts of mayors and urban practitioners in advancing sustainable urban development. The ideas and principles of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and New Urban Agenda have been integrated into the Manual, with a focus on challenges such as how to achieve inclusive and liveable cities, innovative and creative cities and low-carbon and resilient cities.

Using exemplary urban best practices, the Shanghai Manual 2022 Annual Report provides practical and tangible solutions to these urbanization challenges through the lens of ‘localizing the SDGs', demonstrating best practices across core dimensions of society, economy, environment, culture, and governance. The Manual also highlights the key global programmes, processes, and networks on SDG localization to help accelerate the implementation of the Goals at the local level.

The Manual highlights the potential of cities to create inclusive and equitable communities, drive productive and sustainable economies, build resilience to climate change, develop in line with low-carbon pathways and protect the integrity of natural systems, leverage the positive aspects of urban culture and heritage and establish more effective and accountable modes of governance in line with the SDGs.

The Manual has been developed in partnership between UN-Habitat, the Bureau International des Expositions, and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government with the support of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People’s Republic of China.