Skip to main content

Key Performance Indicators for Smart and Sustainable Cities

The U4SSC (United for Smart and Sustainable Cities), a UN (United Nations) initiative, creates these Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in the context of smart and sustainable cities and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Each indicator forms part of a holistic view of a city’s performance in three dimensions: Economy, Environment and Society and Culture. Each of these dimensions provides a separate view of progress and when reported together provide a holistic view of a smart sustainable city.

The indicators will enable cities to measure their progress over time, compare their performance to other cities and through analysis and sharing allow for the dissemination of best practices and set standards for progress in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the city level.