SDG #9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure





This art project is the ninth out of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and has become the first goal aimed at improving industry, innovation, and infrastructure through the Philadelphia region. The unveiling will take place in late April or early May.

  • Sponsor of the project: University Lodge No. 51, Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania
  • Artist(s): John Laidacker
  • Grantee: To be decided


  • Location of the painting: Masonic Temple Philadelphia (1 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107)
  • Academic Partner: To Be Decided

Learn More About SDG 9 and Its Global Importance in 2022:

In the year before the COVID-19 pandemic triggered the greatest economic crisis in decades, manufacturing value added had seen the slowest year-on-year growth rate since 2012, primarily because of tariff and trade tensions between the most dominant economies. The pandemic has hit the manufacturing and transport industries hard, causing job losses and declining incomes for workers in those sectors. The crisis poses unprecedented challenges for global value chains by disrupting both the supply of and the demand for goods. Small-scale industries have been severely affected, and many continue to face existential challenges. However, the COVID-19 crisis also offers opportunities to foster industrialization and bring groundbreaking technologies to developing countries.


Source: Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals – E/2021/58 & The Sustainable Development Report : http://UNSTATS.UN.ORG/SDGS/REPORT/2021/