Commencing on July 14, 2021, during the United Nations High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development (“the SDG Forum”)
Bringing 6 participating governments together in a collaborative, learn-and-do group-training engagement to gain SDG expertise and align city goals with the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. SDGs Cities Challenge is a leadership and learning cohort delivered by ICLEI The University of Texas at Arlington/ RCE North Texas and Connected Cities Lab at the University of Melbourne in partnership with The Brookings Institution and United Nations Association of Australia (Victoria). The SDGs Cities (and Counties) Challenge provides a 6-month peer knowledge-sharing experience to guide local governments in integrating the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into government processes and programs. This kickoff event, held on the sidelines of the UN’s High-Level Political Forum, convenes participants for an orientation through peer-learning with special welcome from leading SDG cities and partners.

SDG City Challenge Participating Cities:

  1. Atlanta, Georgia
  2. Dallas, Texas
  3. Denton, Texas
  4. Fayetteville, Arkansas
  5. Maui County, Hawai’i
  6. New Haven, Connecticut
  7. Orange County, Florida
  8. San Antonio, Texas