SDSN USA ranks US cities on SDG progress


the Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s United States Network (SDSN USA) launched the 2019 US Cities Sustainable Development ReportSDSN’s third city-level report ranking 105 US cities on progress towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 (SDGs). The results show that there will be significant work to do across the board if the SDGs are to be achieved by 2030, as cities on average scored only 48.9%. In the 2019 Index, top-ranking San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, California Metro Statistical Area (MSA) has an overall score of 69.7, meaning it is 69.7% of the way toward fully achieving the SDGs, according to the measures used in this index.

For the full report and information on their 57 indicators please visit

The SDSN USA is a network of experts connected together to mobilize their expertise on the SDGs in the United States. Launched on December 4, 2018, the SDSN USA has over 120 members from 41 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington DC.

<July 8, 2019 press release>