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SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

The 2017 World Risk Report identified the Pacific as the region of highest risk, measured over a five-year timeframe. 

In the last three years, the Pacific has faced a number of disaster events causing significant economic impacts, injury and loss of life. Post-disaster needs assessments indicated significant damages and losses, equivalent to 30% of national GDP in Fiji (2016), and 64% in Vanuatu (2015) for example.

 

The quality of housing, the existence of urban slums, and waste management practices will also be addressed in Goal 11. The estimated waste generation for the region’s urban population is 1.16 million tonnes in 2013, a level projected to increase to over 1.59 million tonnes by 2025.

 

Dataset for SDG 11 can be downloaded here

Target 11.1

By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums

Indicator 11.1.1: Proportion of urban population living in slums, informal settlements or inadequate housing

Visualisation(s) not yet available

Metadata for indicator 11.1.1 can be downloaded here

Target 11.2

By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons 

Indicator 11.2.1: Proportion of population that has convenient access to public transport, by sex, age and persons with disabilities

NOTE: this indicator is not one of the 132 indicators in the Pacific SDG indicator subset

Target 11.3

By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries 

Indicator 11.3.1: Ratio of land consumption rate to population growth rate

NOTE: this indicator is not one of the 132 indicators in the Pacific SDG indicator subset

 

Indicator 11.3.2: Proportion of cities with a direct participation structure of civil society in urban planning and management that operate regularly and democratically

NOTE: this indicator is not one of the 132 indicators in the Pacific SDG indicator subset

Target 11.4

Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage

Indicator 11.4.1: Proportion of the national budget allocated to culture, including for protection, preservation (heritage) and promotion

NOTE: this is a Pacific Proxy Indicator modified from the global definition: Total expenditure (public and private) per capita spent on the preservation, protection and conservation of all cultural and natural heritage, by type of heritage (cultural, natural, mixed and World Heritage Centre designation), level of government (national, regional and local/municipal), type of expenditure (operating expenditure/investment) and type of private funding (donations in kind, private non-profit sector and sponsorship)

Visualisation(s) not yet available

Target 11.5

By 2030, significantly reduce the number of deaths and the number of people affected and substantially decrease the direct economic losses relative to global gross domestic product caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with a focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations

Indicator 11.5.1: Number of deaths, missing persons and persons affected by disaster per 100,000 people

Visualisation(s) not yet available

Metadata for indicator 11.1.1 can be downloaded here

 

Indicator 11.5.2: Direct disaster economic loss in relation to global GDP, including disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services

Visualisation(s) not yet available

Metadata for indicator 11.5.2 can be downloaded here

Target 11.6

By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management

Indicator 11.6.1: Proportion of urban solid waste regularly collected and with adequate final discharge out of total urban solid waste generated, by cities

Visualisation(s) not yet available

Metadata for indicator 11.6.1 can be downloaded here

 

Indicator 11.6.2: Annual mean levels of fine particulate matter (e.g. PM2.5 and PM10) in cities (population weighted)

NOTE: this indicator is not one of the 132 indicators in the Pacific SDG indicator subset

 

 

Target 11.7

By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities 

Indicator 11.7.1: Average share of the built-up area of cities that is open space for public use for all, by sex, age and persons with disabilities

NOTE: this indicator is not one of the 132 indicators in the Pacific SDG indicator subset

 

Indicator 11.7.2: Proportion of persons victim of physical or sexual harassment, by sex, age, disability status and place of occurrence, in the previous 12 months

NOTE: this indicator is not one of the 132 indicators in the Pacific SDG indicator subset

Target 11.A

Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, per-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning 

Indicator 11.A.1: Proportion of population living in cities that implement urban and regional development plans integrating population projections and resource needs, by size of city

NOTE: this indicator is not one of the 132 indicators in the Pacific SDG indicator subset

Target 11.B

By 2020, substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, and develop and implement, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, holistic disaster risk management at all levels 

Indicator 11.B.1: Proportion of local governments that adopt and implement local disaster risk reduction strategies in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030

NOTE: this indicator is not one of the 132 indicators in the Pacific SDG indicator subset

 

Indicator 11.B.2: Number of countries with national and local disaster risk reduction strategies

Visualisation(s) not yet available

Metadata for indicator 11.B.2 can be downloaded here

Target 11.C

Support least developed countries, including through financial and technical assistance, in building sustainable and resilient buildings utilizing local materials

Indicator 11.C.1: Proportion of financial support to the least developed countries that is allocated to the construction and retrofitting of sustainable, resilient and resource-efficient buildings utilizing local materials

NOTE: this indicator is not one of the 132 indicators in the Pacific SDG indicator subset