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United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) initiative, coordinated by the ITU along with several UN bodies, provides the guidance necessary to help cities along their smartness and sustainability pathways. U4SSC helps enable cities to measure their performance through the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Smart Sustainable Cities (SSC). These indicators are developed based on an international standard - Recommendation ITU-T Y.4903/L.1603 “Key performance indicators for smart sustainable cities to assess the achievement of sustainable development goals".
The U4SSC KPIs provide cities with the means for self-assessment and monitoring of their sustainable development progress to achieve the SDGs.
The KPIs for SSC consist of 91 indicators. Each U4SSC KPI has been chosen through a process of review and input by international experts and UN agencies to capture a city’s performance in three dimensions:
Society and Culture. Each of these dimensions provides a separate view of progress and, when reported together, they provide a holistic view of a Smart Sustainable City. Within each dimension, there are
sub dimensions that focus on more specific areas of performance and progress. The KPIs are then further sub-divided into
advanced indicators. Core indicators are those that most cities are able to report. Advanced indicators provide a more in-depth view of a city and measure progress on more advanced initiatives.Through this comprehensive framework that enables both top-down and bottom-up analysis, the U4SSC KPIs tell the complete story of a city’s smartness and sustainability!The list of all U4SSC KPIs can be found in the "Collection Methodology for Key Performance Indicators for Smart Sustainable Cities".The U4SSC KPIs will also form the basis for the U4SSC Smart Sustainable City Index. The index will utilize the U4SSC city data to provide a comparative ranking of cities in various facets.
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