Indicator Topics

The UNI is structured around 30 indicator topics nested across six themes. The indicator topics allow for the analysis and monitoring of different aspects of urban nature. Thanks to the flexible nature of the UNI, and given potential capacity constraints, cities are recommended to implement at least one indicator topic per theme.

  • Planning

    Assess local government planning progress for biodiversity and ecosystem services in the UNI themes.

  • Legisation and regulation

    Assess government regulatory efforts for biodiversity and ecosystem services.

  • Education

    Assess depth of educational programs for biodiversity and ecosystem services.

  • Management

    Assess government-supported management of natural spaces and resources.

  • Incentives & Participation

    Assess government-supported incentives and initiatives for visionary and sustainable lifestyles.