UN Habitat Call For Proposals: Small Public Space Implementation Projects


Deadline: 14 November 2017

UN-Habitat’s Global Public Space Programme is launching a call for the implementation of innovative public space projects. Local authorities and non-profit organisations are invited to submit proposals which aim to achieve the following expected result:

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  • The effective creation, protection, design and management of public spaces, particularly in disadvantaged communities in rapidly urbanizing cities and towns, as critical preconditions for poverty reduction and the fulfilment of human rights in urban areas.

UN-Habitat’s Global Public Space Programme, launched in 2012, works in collaboration with local governments, non-profit organisations and other partners to implement public space projects worldwide.

Expected Outcome

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  • Improved local policies, plans and designs for safe, inclusive and accessible public spaces for all which supports more compact, better integrated and well connected, socially inclusive and resilient cities and neighbourhoods in partner cities.

Funding Information

  • Each Implementing Partner can receive up to $150,000 for the full portfolio, including administrative costs.
  • The budget of each smaller project in the portfolio should not exceed $20,000 including co-financing.

Assessment Criteria

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  • How important is the project for the community.
  • How connected, networked and integrated in the city is the space in terms of functions and location.
  • Multi-functionality of the project.
  • Its impact on safety.
  • Social inclusiveness and human rights.
  • Gender equality.
  • Youth empowerment.
  • Sustainability of the project, its management structure and maintenance plan.
  • Financial sustainability and counterpart contributions.
  • Its impact on city-wide level.
  • Regional balance of projects and link with existing/ongoing projects.
  • The capacity of the partner to manage several projects.
  • Has replicability
  • Has high visibility

Eligibility Criteria

Local authorities and non-profit organisations are invited to submit proposals.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via email at the address given on the website.

For more information, please visit Call for Proposals.

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