Rationale - what it means and why it is an important measure
Investments for parks, green land and playgrounds are necessary for maintaining and improving green spaces in urban areas. Green spaces are important for recreational purposes and for generally enhancing the quality of life of people living in urban areas.
How it is compiled, what data are needed
Investments in green area maintenance per year as a percentage of city product.
This indicator should be measured annually.
Measurements and units
Annual investment per city product (%)
Possible temporal and spatial format
graphs, trend charts, pie charts
Reference to methodology resources
To improve green areas and public places.
Targets, benchmarks, reference values
There are no known targets or standards for this measure, but access to green areas is recognized as essential for healthy local communities and local sustainability.
References to examples of application
Other comments / background
It is important that green areas are maintained and developed both in terms of area and environmental quality, and not lost to development or allowed to fall into disrepair.