Jessica Espey
Associate Director
UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network


  • Climate Nexus
  • Columbia University
  • San Jose State University
  • SAP Technologies
  • University of Baltimore
  • N Sustainable Development Solutions Network

USA Sustainable Cities Initiative

The USA Sustainable Cities Initiative strives to help cities across the United States implement the Sustainable Development Goals. The collaborative helps municipal leaders to identify appropriate indicators and design robust monitoring frameworks for the SDGs. It also explores ways for data to be shared across departments — and with the public — and reconciled with non-governmental data. The ultimate goal is to provide a blueprint for subnational monitoring of the global sustainable development agenda.

This collaborative is active in Baltimore, New York City and San Jose.


  • Opening, sharing and leveraging existing data
  • Increasing data literacy and capacity
  • Supporting effective decision- and policy-making

related sdgs

other data collaboratives