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Minecraft Education Challenge: OneNYC 2050

Minecraft Education Challenge

New York City's Strategic Plan

The eight goals in the OneNYC 2050 strategic plan address ways to secure the city’s future against the challenges of today and tomorrow through actions that confront our climate crisis, achieve equity, and strengthen our democracy. The eight goals and 30 initiatives that comprise the strategy (see pages 15 and 42-47) represent aspirations for the city and offer initiatives for current and future leaders. The chart below includes the OneNYC 2050 goals and the alignment to the SDGs.

What is OneNYC 2050?

Making Connections to the SDGs

OneNYC 2050 Goals Connections to SDGs
Vibrant Democracy, where every New Yorker is welcomed into the civic and democratic life of the city. Because an empowered public is the foundation of a successful democracy, both locally and nationally. SDGs: 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17
An Inclusive Economy, where economic growth creates opportunities for all New Yorkers and safeguards the American Dream. Because economic security and dignity are essential to overcome longstanding inequities and create a city where everyone can succeed. SDGs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17
Thriving Neighborhoods, where all communities have safe, affordable housing and are well served by parks, cultural resources, and other shared spaces. Because our lives are better and our social connections are stronger when New Yorkers feel secure in their communities. SDGs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
Healthy Lives, where health inequities based on race and ethnicity are eliminated, and all residents have equal access to health care, clean air, and healthy food. Because health care is a human right. SDGs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
Equity and Excellence in Education, where diverse and fair schools provide a quality education for every student, and New York serves as a model for educating children of all backgrounds. Because education is essential for a fulfilling life. SDGs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 16
A Livable Climate, where we no longer rely on fossil fuels and have mitigated the risks posed by climate change. Because inaction will have devastating consequences, with disproportionate harm on our most vulnerable populations. SDGs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17 
Efficient Mobility, where affordable, reliable, safe, and sustainable transportation options mean no New Yorker needs to rely on a car. Because New York City’s transit system and walkability are core to our identity, economic competitiveness, and quality of life. SDGs: 1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
Modern Infrastructure, where reliable physical and digital infrastructure allows New Yorkers to flourish. Because up-to-date, modern, resilient infrastructure is the foundation on which we build a strong and fair city. SDGs 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Additional Research Resources

  • These FREE NYC DOE e-books and learning resources are available to all students!
  • Use NYC Open Data to access local data on issues such as our city's air quality, homeless population, emergency food assistance programs, and much more!
  • Newsela offers articles and thematic text sets on current topics. 
  • PBS Learning Media features media-based lessons on a variety of topics, including energy use, pollution, and more.
  • Scholastic Learn at Home is a digital collection of articles on topics from trash reduction to building strong communities.

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