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.

  • Land Use / Protection

    Assess land use and regulatory protections against harmful development patterns.

  • Ecosystem Restoration (Terrestrial)

    Measure restoration of terrestrial and wetland habitats.

  • Shorelines & Riverbanks

    Measure the health and restoration of aquatic ecosystems.

  • Vegetation Cover

    Assess extent of vegetation cover.

  • Connectivity

    Assess habitat connectivity throughout the local government land area.