Survey on accountability, transparency and the targets of
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Disclaimer: This is a pilot survey intended to measure accountability, transparency and the SDG 11 targets.

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What city do you live in? (required)

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On a scale from Strongly disagree to Strongly agree, please indicate to what extent you agree or disagree with the following statements:



In the city I live in, the number of people living in slums, informal settlements or inadequate housing is increasing.



In the city I live in, the number of people that have adequate access to basic services (clean water, sanitation, electricity and waste removal) is increasing.



The access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable public transport in the city I live in is getting worse.



In the city I live in, the access to safe public transport for people in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons is improving.



In the city I live in, there are possibilities for citizens to participate in local urban planning and management.



In the city I live in, the possibilities for citizens to participate in local urban planning and management are decreasing.



In the city I live in, considering the population growth, the availability of land is improving.



The local government, organizations, companies and people in the city I live in care more and more about the preservation, protection and conservation of our cultural and natural heritage.



In the city I live in, the expenditure of the local government on the preservation, protection and conservation of our cultural and natural heritage is decreasing.



In the past two years, was the city you live in struck by any natural disaster?



In the city I live in, comparing with 2 years ago, the number of people negatively affected when disaster strikes is decreasing.



In the city I live in, comparing with 2 years ago, the direct economic loss caused when disaster strikes is increasing.

Direct economic loss is any harm to physical structures like buildings and belongings inside of them. Indirect economics loss includes people losing their incomes and jobs. In this survey, we focus only on direct economic loss.



In the city I live in, if disaster strikes today, the number of people negatively affected would be lower than it would have been if disaster had struck 2 years ago.



In the city I live in, if disaster strikes today, the direct economic loss would be higher than it would have been if disaster had struck 2 years ago.

Direct economic loss is any harm to physical structures like buildings and belongings inside of them. Indirect economics loss includes people losing their incomes and jobs. In this survey, we focus only on direct economic loss.



The quality of waste management in the city I live in is decreasing.



The level of air pollution in the city I live in is increasing.



In the city I live in, the access to safe, inclusive, accessible and green public spaces is increasing (including for people in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons).



In the city I live in, cases of physical and sexual harassment in public spaces are increasing.



In the city I live in, the number of people (e.g. from the government, NGOs, activists or any other segment of society) that work toward creating a better urban life is decreasing.



In the city I live in, the number of local initiatives dedicated to creating a better urban life is increasing.



In the city I live, there are policies regarding climate change and resilience to disasters.

Resilience means a city’s ability to withstand, respond to and adapt to emergencies and disasters.



In the city I live, the policies regarding climate change and resilience to disasters are improving.

Resilience means a city’s ability to withstand, respond to and adapt to emergencies and disasters.



To my knowledge, the city I live in is getting worse at being prepared for local disasters.



The city I live in is getting worse at building sustainable and resilient buildings that utilize local materials.

Here, resilient means a building's ability to withstand emergencies and disasters.



To my knowledge, the city I live in is allocating more and more financial means to the construction of sustainable and resilient buildings that utilize local materials.

Here, resilient means a building's ability to withstand emergencies and disasters.



In the city I live in, when people are unhappy with the local government, there are ways to put forth complaints.




In the city I live in, the authorities are becoming less and less responsive to complaints from citizens.



In the city I live in, for people who are unhappy with the local government, the possibilities to complain are increasing.



In the city I live in, it is possible to access information about the municipal government’s policies, actions and use of funds.



In the city I live in, the municipal government is getting better at providing information that is easy to understand about the municipal government’s policies, actions and use of funds.



In the city I live in, it is getting more and more difficult to access information about the policies, actions and use of funds of the municipal government.



Below we ask you to provide some additional information. All submissions are completely anonymous.

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Target 1 Housing and Basic Services
Target 2 Public Transport
Target 3 Urban Planning
Target 4 Cultural Heritage
Target 5 Urban Resilience
Target 6 Environmental impact
Target 7 Public Spaces
Target 8 Urban and Regional Development Plans
Target 9 Disaster Risk Reduction
Target 10 Sustainable and Resilient Buildings
Please find elaborations on the targets below.


How well is my city doing?

0 Poor. Your city is doing little work towards this target. Call your local representative!
1 Not ok. Your city is doing well below what is needed to work towards this target.
2 Well... Your city has room for improvement in working towards this target.
3 Ok. Your city has put in some work towards this target, but could do more.
4 Good. Your city is working towards this target. But still room for improvement.
5 Great! Your city is working hard to accomplish this target.
6 Congratulations! Your city is pursuing this target at top speed.



What do the different targets mean?

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.



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.



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.

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.



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).



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.

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



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.

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



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.

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.



Target 11.8 Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning.

Indicator 11.8.1 Proportion of population living in cities that implement urban and regional development plans integrating population projections and resource needs, by size of city.



Target 11.9 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 11.9.1 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.

Indicator 11.9.2 Number of countries with national and local disaster risk reduction strategies.



Target 11.10 Support least developed countries, including through financial and technical assistance, in building sustainable and resilient buildings utilizing local materials.

Indicator 11.10.1 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.