2030 Agenda meets Urban Climate Action NEIGHBOURHOODS
How small-scale projects at local level can contribute to big-scale goals at global level
The first Cities CHALLENGE ideas competition aimed at identifying local urban solutions. In 2019, project managers in various partner countries of German development cooperation proposed ideas for implementing the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Climate Agreement in cities together with local partners. Four ideas were selected and tested in so-called Urban Living Labs which ran between 2019 and 2021.
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is one of the “Guardians of the Hills” in Portoviejo, Ecuador
“What mobilises people is social action.”
Zoila Moro, Member of the Parish Committee of San Pablo in the Portoviejo Municipality, Ecuador.
Find out more about Zoila Moro’s story and the Urban Living Lab in Ecuador:
a beneficiary of the Urban Micro Lung in Amman, Jordan
“This forest will be the first thing I look at every day, giving me the hope that the future will be better and green.”
Muhammad Al-Hourani, Owner of a household goods store in Jabal Al-Manara. Find out more about Muhammad Al-Hourani’s story and the Urban Living Lab in Jordan:
resident of Onyika No. 2, informal settlement in Windhoek
“One day Onyika will look like a real town.”
Johanna Sheehama, Principal of a Pre-Primary & Day Care Centre in Onyika, Namibia. Find out more about Johanna Sheehama’s story and the Urban Living Lab in Namibia:
Marija Jovanović and Ljubica Kovačević
residents of Belgrade’s Savski venac
“People will throw away lots of things, many of which can be used for me and my family.”
Ljubica Kovačević, member of the Roma community in Belgrade, Serbia. Find out more about Ljubica Kovačević’s story and the Urban Living Lab in Serbia:
Cities CHALLENGE Factsheets
Check out Cities CHALLENGE material in our CityTransitions Ressource Hub.