Competition seeks data-driven solutions for the SDGS

May 18, 2016
Editor @17Goals

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 11.06.59 PMHow can data innovation advance the sustainability of our cities and urban communities?

This is the question driving the 2016 Big Ideas Competition for Sustainable Cities and Urban Communities, which has just been launched by the Government of the Republic of Korea, UNDP Asia and the Pacific, and the United Nations Global Pulse.

The competition challenges participants to submit proposals for data-driven solutions that advance the Sustainable Development Goals with special emphasis on SDG #11 (Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable).

“We are looking for new ideas to enhance basic service delivery, sustainable transport and energy, resilience to natural disasters and climate change, and harmonious urban environments,” organizers say.

The deadline for submissions is June 3, 2016. Applications are open to residents of ASEAN countries and the Republic of Korea only. If that doesn’t apply to you but you still have a great idea, keep it in motion! This could be your big #‎SDGMove‬ moment.

Learn more about the competition here: http://unglobalpulse.org/news/big-ideas-competition-sustainable-cities
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