Ensure Every Community Has an Equitable Music Strategy to Promote Sustainable Development

Source of Action
World Urban Forum
2021 - 2024
Last Updated
27 March 2023


We published the Guide to Music and the SDGs this year and will, in 2024, publish a Global Music Policy Handbook and website, launching a framework that allows any community in the world, large and small, to develop, engage with, measure and implement a local music development strategy, encompassing education, health and wellbeing, sustainability, economic growth, tourism and integration. Music can be a powerful tool to better understand how to create sustainable places, but there is no baseline or framework to understand what to do, how to do it and how to measure the impact across all disciplines and sectors. If we include music, in all its forms and functions, in how we think about urban development, we can create better places. We need a guide to do so. We have published the link to the SDGs and now will expand that to the entire new urban agenda.

Outcomes and Impacts

Increased and equitably distributed locally generated revenues, Enhanced resilience of the built environment and infrastructure


Europe and Central Asia

Level of Activity

Foundations and Philanthropists

Lead Entity

Center for Music Ecosystems

Key Dates

Start year: 9/1/2021

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 5 - Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Goal 8 - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Goal 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Goal 17 - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development