Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 11) Knowledge Hub

Aim and scope

Much is being written about the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. As an organization whose primary focus is on Training, Education and Research on Urban Management and Development in emerging economies, IHS is particularly interested in information, research and knowledge that will be of use to those people and organizations working on the urban Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11. The IHS library sees this site as a means to support the supply of knowledge and the dissemination of practices to different users and communities of practice focusing on the implementation of urban policies that help to achieve SDG 11. 

An endorsement from Claudio Acioly, the Head of Training and Capacity Building at UN-HABITAT, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, can be found below.

Claudio Acioly endorsement

Given the vast amount of material being produced, the aim of this IHS SDG 11 Knowledge Hub is to curate a selection of resources that may be of value to others interested in the implementation of SDG 11. It intends to be a dynamic resource that welcomes new inputs and insights from all interested stakeholders and partners. As the SDGs are interrelated we also include some information on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development emphasizing where appropriate the links to cities and towns and SDG 11 in particular.

Feedback and suggestions

Do you have any suggestions or feedback that would help improve this knowledge hub? Please e-mail our Information Manager Nigel Browne at browne@ihs.nl.

SDG 11 Targets and Indicators

SDG 11 Targets

Target 11.1

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

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 (No data available for this indicator) [Last updated: November 2018]

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 (No data available for this indicator) [Last updated: 19 July 2016]

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 (No data available for this indicator) [Last updated: November 2018]

Target 11.4

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

Indicator 11.4.1: 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)

No data for this indicator is currently available and its methodology is still under development, see current status

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

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

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 (No data available for this indicator) [Last updated: 06 December 2018]

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

No data for this indicator is currently available and its methodology is still under development, see current status

Target 11.a

Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-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

No data for this indicator is currently available and its methodology is still under development, see current status

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

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

No data for this indicator is currently available and its methodology is still under development, see current status