About the Baltimore Sustainable Cities Initiative

In 2015, Baltimore was selected as one of three US cities to pilot implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  The agenda is based around 17 Sustainable Development Goals that form integrated aspirations the world commits to achieving by 2030. They address the most pressing global challenges of our time, calling upon collaborative partnerships across and between countries around the areas of economic growth, environmental sustainability, and social inclusion.

An #SDGBaltimore coordinating team has been leading working group sessions with the aim of placing these global goals into the local Baltimore context by developing a set of key indicators for each goal. We have a preliminary set of 3-4 indicators for each goal that are available, actionable, and has explanatory power of what's important in Baltimore to achieve each goal.

We would like to extend the invitation for you to give us your opinion of the set of indicators for each goal. 

For Goal # 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries, we have disaggregated the following indicators identified for other goals by race:

·    Percent Children Living in Poverty
·    Percent Residents living in food deserts
·    Infant mortality rates per 1,000 residents
·    Percentage of students demonstrating readiness on the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment
·    Percent of students reaching advanced or proficient levels on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in Reading at grade 4
·    Minority Owned Businesses