ISO 37120: Sustainable development indicators for city services and quality of life

The Geneva-based International Organization for Standardization announced in May 2014 that the World Council on City Data (WCCD) has pioneered the first international standard for sustainable cities, ISO 37120: Sustainable development of communities — Indicators for city services and quality of life.

For the first time ever, urban policymakers will have objective, verified measures to compare their services and performance levels with other cities around the world. It also gives citizens, businesses and civic organizations a new tool for holding local leaders accountable. They can now ask data-driven questions on topics from education to public safety to water and sanitation.

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