Stage 2: Local Project Challenge

Stage 2: Local Project Challenge

2019, ACT + learn

Expressions of Interest closed August 1st, 2019. 

Over 100 EOIs from over 30 countries were received from people in the urban professions, education and civil society. Thank you for your contributions!


Up-coming timeline for the Local Project Challenge

Project Ideas

Fully Developed Projects


About the Local Project Challenge

The Local Project Challenge has been an opportunity to develop and share a project that is:

By participating in the Local Project Challenge, diverse groups around the world will:

Projects could be of any scale, big or small, and could be proposed by anyone. They could be a completed, current or future projects.


Rationale for the Local Project Challenge

People from all walks of life are engaged in actions towards a more sustainable, social, economic, and environmental future. Many already incorporate some of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in their work- even though they might not use SDGs or New Urban Agenda language. Through the Local Project Challenge our aim is to accelerate the take-up of the SDGs and the NUA as necessary and useful planks in meeting the demands of climate change and creating a more equitable world. Our focus is primarily, but not exclusively, cities.

Click here to see “Sustainable Urbanization and the SDGs” from UN Habitat.


Further Information for the Local Project Challenge

Local Project Challenge Guidelines Page

Expressions of Interest Form (PDF)

Expressions of Interest Form (Word doc)

Hypothetical LPC Projects Page

Project Resources Page

Frequently Asked Questions Page 


Link to Stage 3: Disseminate Outcomes


Contact Information

For more information or to submit Expressions of Interest: