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.

  • Exposure to Nature

    Measure exposure to nature of urban residents and visitors.

  • Access to Nature

    Measure access to natural areas for members of vulnerable urban communities.

  • Human Health

    Intent Measure an environmental variable directly related to human health.

  • Livelihoods

    Measure support for livelihoods stemming from conservation and sustainable management.

  • Sacred Natural Sites

    Measure the recognition and shared custodianship of local sacred natural sites.