Land and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Target 11.3: By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries

This indicator requires defining the two components of population growth and land consumption rate.

According to the metadata document, in estimating the land consumption rate, one needs to define what constitutes “consumption” of land since this may cover aspects of “consumed” or “preserved” or available for “development.” Secondly, there is not one unequivocal measure of whether land that is being developed is truly “newly-developed” land, or if it is  partially “redeveloped.” As a result, the percentage of current total urban land that was newly developed (consumed) will be used as a measure of the land consumption rate. Fully developed areas are sometimes referred to as built up areas.

Selected indicators on the Land Portal

Population growth (annual %) is the exponential rate of growth of midyear population from year t-1 to t, expressed as a percentage.

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Land area is the total area (1'000 Ha) of the country excluding area under inland water bodies.

Process for urban expansion clear, public, respects rights measured on a scale from A - which stands for good practices - to D - reflecting weak practices.

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: access (http://www.fao.org/economic/es

Share (%) of Agricultural Land with respect to the Total Land Area.

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators -- Dimension: access (http://www.fao.org/economic/es

Rural population refers to the share (%) of people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the ratio between Urban Population and Total Population.

Urban population refers to the share (%) of people living in Urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the ratio between Rural Population and Total Population.

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