Action Plan for Cities

Source of Action
World Urban Forum
2022 - 2022
Last Updated
27 March 2023


"Action Plan for Cities. Model Locality ” is a unique program, which was established on the initiative of the Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy of Poland. Its aim is to: - mobilize Polish cities to undertake activities for sustainable transformation and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals at the local level; - include them in the global discussion on sustainable urbanization trends; - popularize SDG's implementation as part of the cities' own tasks. The result of the participation of each city in the program will be the implementation of the selected project by the end of 2022, although a significant number of projects will also be continued in the following years. Each project complies with the declared Sustainable Development Goal in accordance with the city's needs. Action Plan for Cities is presented in the form of a catalogue of activities, a common vision of sustainable development developed through the exchange of experiences and transformations along to the long-term aspirations of cities. Project was run by the Institute of Urban and Regional Development. The detailed information can be found here:

Outcomes and Impacts

Increased and equal access to basic services, sustainable mobility and public space (most indicators at outcome level measure institutional outcome), Effective settlements growth and regeneration, Improved spatial connectivity and productivity of cities and regions, Expanded deployment of frontier technologies and innovations for urban development, Reduced greenhouse emissions and improved air quality, Improved resource efficiency and protection of ecological assets, Effective adaptation of communities and infrastructure to climate change, Enhanced social integration and inclusive communities, Enhanced resilience of the built environment and infrastructure


Europe and Central Asia

Lead Entity

Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy

Key Dates

Start year: 4/1/2022

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 1 - End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Goal 2 - End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Goal 3 - Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Goal 4 - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Goal 5 - Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Goal 6 - Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Goal 7 - Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Goal 8 - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Goal 9 - Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Goal 10 - Reduce inequality within and among countries

Goal 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Goal 12 - Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Goal 13 - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Goal 14 - Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Goal 15 - Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Goal 16 - Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Goal 17 - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development