MONET 2030: Recreational areas in urban spaces


SDG 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Swiss target 11.7: Living environments are designed according to the needs of the population. In particular they should contain many green and open spaces as well as trees. The immediate area surrounding the living space meets the needs of families, children and youth, older people and people with disabilities.

Significance of the indicator
The indicator shows the proportion of green spaces or recreational areas in urban settlement areas. Urban green space provides places of calm and relaxation close to residential areas, contributing to the quality of life. Furthermore, they are habitats for the flora and fauna and thus contribute to biodiversity. An increase of this proportion is, therefore, a step towards sustainable development.

Help for interpretation
The indicator does not provide information about open spaces (open to the public) and if they are accessible for people with disabilities. Urban space includes communes with high job and population density. 

International comparability
This indicator cannot be compared at international level.


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Methodology

The indicator shows the proportion of green spaces or recreational areas in urban settlement areas. Land adjacent to residential areas is also included. Urban space corresponds to “urban” in the 2012 urban-rural typology published by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).
Data come from the Swiss land use statistics.

Targets

Swiss target 11.7: Living environments are designed according to the needs of the population. In particular they should contain many green and open spaces as well as trees. The immediate area surrounding the living space meets the needs of families, children and youth, older people and people with disabilities.

International 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.

Contact

Federal Statistical Office Section Environment, Sustainable Development, Territory
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuchâtel
Switzerland

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