Stage 2: Local Project Challenge

Stage 2: Local Project Challenge

2019, ACT + learn

If you are in the education, professional (including trades) or civil society sectors, we invite you to join the Local Project Challenge.

Submit Expressions of Interest by August 1st, 2019. 

Expressions of Interest response form:

PDF (.pdf)

Word (.docx)


Timeline for the Local Project Challenge


About the Local Project Challenge

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

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

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

You might ask, are the SDGs and the NUA helpful in developing a project idea? Take Goal 11.7 as an example. ‘‘By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons with disabilities.” Many cities and neighborhoods have a shortage of open space. Turning to the New Urban Agenda, it offers some advice and a possible remedy: ‘facilitate human interaction by urban planning and design, and increase in public spaces: sidewalks, cycling lanes, gardens, squares and parks.’


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 


Contact Information

For more information or to submit Expressions of Interest: