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Sustainable Cities and Communities
Sustainable Development Goal

11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Responsible use of resources, preserving the environment and improving the well-being of citizens are the end goal for experts of ISO technical committee ISO/TC 268, Sustainable cities and communities, whose flagship standard ISO 37101 helps communities define their sustainable development objectives and implement strategies to achieve them.

This core standard is joined by a series of standards on city indicators including ISO 37120 (indicators for city services and quality of life) and the two upcoming standards ISO 37122 (indicators for smart cities) and ISO 37123 (indicators for resilient cities).

ISO also has hundreds of standards on intelligent transport systems, water management, business continuity and community resilience, designed to make communities safe, sustainable and adaptive to face challenges. These include ISO 22313 (business continuity management systems) and a number of standards currently in development such as ISO 22326 (emergency management), ISO 22395 (guidelines for supporting vulnerable people in emergency situations) and ISO 24526 (water efficiency management systems).

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107 standards contributing to SDG 11

Standard and/or project Sector TC
IWA 28:2018
Faecal sludge treatment units -- Energy independent, prefabricated, community-scale resource-recovery units -- Safety and performance
ISO/TMBG
ISO 5667-1:2006
Water quality -- Sampling -- Part 1: Guidance on the design of sampling programmes and sampling techniques
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 5667-3:2018
Water quality -- Sampling -- Part 3: Preservation and handling of water samples
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 5667-4:2016
Water quality -- Sampling -- Part 4: Guidance on sampling from lakes, natural and man-made
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 5667-5:2006
Water quality -- Sampling -- Part 5: Guidance on sampling of drinking water from treatment works and piped distribution systems
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 5667-6:2014
Water quality -- Sampling -- Part 6: Guidance on sampling of rivers and streams
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 5667-9:1992
Water quality -- Sampling -- Part 9: Guidance on sampling from marine waters
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 5667-10:1992
Water quality -- Sampling -- Part 10: Guidance on sampling of waste waters
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 5667-11:2009
Water quality -- Sampling -- Part 11: Guidance on sampling of groundwaters
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 5667-12:2017
Water quality -- Sampling -- Part 12: Guidance on sampling of bottom sediments from rivers, lakes and estuarine areas
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 5667-13:2011
Water quality -- Sampling -- Part 13: Guidance on sampling of sludges
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 5667-14:2014
Water quality -- Sampling -- Part 14: Guidance on quality assurance and quality control of environmental water sampling and handling
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 5667-16:2017
Water quality -- Sampling -- Part 16: Guidance on biotesting of samples
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 5667-21:2010
Water quality -- Sampling -- Part 21: Guidance on sampling of drinking water distributed by tankers or means other than distribution pipes
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 5667-22:2010
Water quality -- Sampling -- Part 22: Guidance on the design and installation of groundwater monitoring points
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 5667-23:2011
Water quality -- Sampling -- Part 23: Guidance on passive sampling in surface waters
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 5667-24:2016
Water quality -- Sampling -- Part 24: Guidance on the auditing of water quality sampling
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 6707-1:2017
Buildings and civil engineering works -- Vocabulary -- Part 1: General terms
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 2
ISO/WD 6707-1 [Under development]
Buildings and civil engineering works -- Vocabulary -- Part 1: General terms
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 2
ISO 6707-2:2017
Buildings and civil engineering works -- Vocabulary -- Part 2: Contract and communication terms
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 2
ISO 6707-3:2017
Buildings and civil engineering works -- Vocabulary -- Part 3: Sustainability terms
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 2
ISO 6798:1995
Reciprocating internal combustion engines -- Measurement of emitted airborne noise -- Engineering method and survey method
Mechanical engineering ISO/TC 70
ISO/DIS 6798-1 [Under development]
Reciprocating internal combustion engines -- Measurement of sound power level using sound pressure -- Part 1: Engineering method
Mechanical engineering ISO/TC 70
ISO/DIS 6798-2 [Under development]
Reciprocating internal combustion engines -- Measurement of sound power level using sound pressure -- Part 2: Survey method
Mechanical engineering ISO/TC 70
ISO 8528-13:2016
Reciprocating internal combustion engine driven alternating current generating sets -- Part 13: Safety
Mechanical engineering ISO/TC 70
ISO 9999:2016
Assistive products for persons with disability -- Classification and terminology
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 173/SC 2
ISO 10542-1:2012
Technical systems and aids for disabled or handicapped persons -- Wheelchair tiedown and occupant-restraint systems -- Part 1: Requirements and test methods for all systems
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 173/SC 1
ISO 13009:2015
Tourism and related services -- Requirements and recommendations for beach operation
Services ISO/TC 228
ISO/IEC 13273-1:2015
Energy efficiency and renewable energy sources -- Common international terminology -- Part 1: Energy efficiency
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO/IEC 13273-2:2015
Energy efficiency and renewable energy sources -- Common international terminology -- Part 2: Renewable energy sources
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 13332:2000
Reciprocating internal combustion engines -- Test code for the measurement of structure-borne noise emitted from high-speed and medium-speed reciprocating internal combustion engines measured at the engine feet
Mechanical engineering ISO/TC 70
ISO/TS 13811:2015
Tourism and related services -- Guidelines on developing environmental specifications for accommodation establishments
Services ISO/TC 228
ISO/FDIS 14008 [Under development]
Monetary valuation of environmental impacts and related environmental aspects
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 1
ISO/CD 14053 [Under development]
Environmental Management -- Material flow cost accounting -- guidance for practical application in the SME sector
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207
ISO/DIS 14090 [Under development]
Adaptation to climate change -- Principles, requirements and guidelines
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 7
ISO/AWI 14097 [Under development]
Framework and principles for assessing and reporting investments and financing activities related to climate change
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 7
ISO 14314:2004
Reciprocal internal combustion engines -- Recoil starting equipment -- General safety requirements
Mechanical engineering ISO/TC 70
ISO 15392:2008
Sustainability in building construction -- General principles
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 17
ISO 15619:2013
Reciprocating internal combustion engines -- Measurement method for exhaust silencers -- Sound power level of exhaust noise and insertion loss using sound pressure and power loss ratio
Mechanical engineering ISO/TC 70
ISO 16075-1:2015
Guidelines for treated wastewater use for irrigation projects -- Part 1: The basis of a reuse project for irrigation
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 1
ISO 16840-3:2014
Wheelchair seating -- Part 3: Determination of static, impact and repetitive load strengths for postural support devices
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 173/SC 1
ISO 16923:2016
Natural gas fuelling stations -- CNG stations for fuelling vehicles
ISO/TMBG
ISO 16924:2016
Natural gas fuelling stations -- LNG stations for fuelling vehicles
ISO/TMBG
ISO 17741:2016
General technical rules for measurement, calculation and verification of energy savings of projects
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 17742:2015
Energy efficiency and savings calculation for countries, regions and cities
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 17743:2016
Energy savings -- Definition of a methodological framework applicable to calculation and reporting on energy savings
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 18065:2015
Tourism and related services -- Tourist services for public use provided by Natural Protected Areas Authorities -- Requirements
Services ISO/TC 228
ISO 19027:2016
Design principles for communication support board using pictorial symbols
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 173/SC 7
ISO 19028:2016
Accessible design -- Information contents, figuration and display methods of tactile guide maps
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 173/SC 7
ISO 19152:2012
Geographic information -- Land Administration Domain Model (LADM)
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/TC 211
ISO 19160-1:2015
Addressing -- Part 1: Conceptual model
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/TC 211
ISO/DIS 19160-3 [Under development]
Addressing -- Part 3: Address data quality
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/TC 211
ISO 19160-4:2017
Addressing -- Part 4: International postal address components and template language
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/TC 211
ISO/IEC 19395:2015
Information technology -- Sustainability for and by information technology -- Smart data centre resource monitoring and control
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 39
ISO/TS 19425:2015
Reciprocating internal combustion engines -- Measurement method for air cleaners -- Sound power level of combustion air inlet noise and insertion loss using sound pressure
Mechanical engineering ISO/TC 70
ISO/DIS 19698 [Under development]
Sludge recovery, recycling, treatment and disposal -- Beneficial use of biosolids -- Land applications
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 275
ISO 19867-1:2018
Clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions -- Harmonized laboratory test protocols -- Part 1: Standard test sequence for emissions and performance, safety and durability
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 285
ISO/TR 19867-3:2018
Clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions -- Harmonized laboratory test protocols -- Part 3: Voluntary performance targets for cookstoves based on laboratory testing
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 285
ISO/DIS 19869 [Under development]
Clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions -- Guidance on field testing methods for cookstoves
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 285
ISO/NP TR 19915 [Under development]
Clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions -- Guidelines for social impact assessment
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 285
ISO 20121:2012
Event sustainability management systems -- Requirements with guidance for use
ISO/TMBG
ISO 20400:2017
Sustainable procurement -- Guidance
ISO/TMBG
ISO/TR 20529-1:2017
Intelligent transport systems -- Framework for green ITS (G-ITS) standards -- Part 1: General information and use case definitions
Transport ISO/TC 204
ISO 20760-2:2017
Water reuse in urban areas -- Guidelines for centralized water reuse system -- Part 2: Management of a centralized water reuse system
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 2
ISO 21001:2018
Educational organizations -- Management systems for educational organizations -- Requirements with guidance for use
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/PC 288
ISO/TR 21276:2018
Clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions -- Vocabulary
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 285
ISO 21542:2011
Building construction -- Accessibility and usability of the built environment
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 16
ISO/DIS 21801 [Under development]
General guidelines on cognitive accessibility
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 173
ISO 22301:2012
Societal security -- Business continuity management systems -- Requirements
Security, safety and risk ISO/TC 292
ISO 22319:2017
Security and resilience -- Community resilience -- Guidelines for planning the involvement of spontaneous volunteers
Security, safety and risk ISO/TC 292
ISO/NP 22948 [Under development]
Carbon footprint for seafood -- Product category rules (CFP-PCR)
Food and agriculture ISO/TC 234
ISO 24511:2007
Activities relating to drinking water and wastewater services -- Guidelines for the management of wastewater utilities and for the assessment of wastewater services
Services ISO/TC 224
ISO 24512:2007
Activities relating to drinking water and wastewater services -- Guidelines for the management of drinking water utilities and for the assessment of drinking water services
Services ISO/TC 224
ISO 24518:2015
Activities relating to drinking water and wastewater services -- Crisis management of water utilities
Services ISO/TC 224
ISO 24521:2016
Activities relating to drinking water and wastewater services -- Guidelines for the management of basic on-site domestic wastewater services
Services ISO/TC 224
ISO 25177:2008
Soil quality -- Field soil description
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190
ISO/DIS 25177 [Under development]
Soil quality -- Field soil description
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190
ISO/DTS 26030 [Under development]
Sustainable development and social responsibility -- Guidance for using ISO 26000:2010 in the food chain
Food and agriculture ISO/TC 34
ISO 28000:2007
Specification for security management systems for the supply chain
Security, safety and risk ISO/TC 292
ISO 28001:2007
Security management systems for the supply chain -- Best practices for implementing supply chain security, assessments and plans -- Requirements and guidance
Security, safety and risk ISO/TC 292
ISO 28002:2011
Security management systems for the supply chain -- Development of resilience in the supply chain -- Requirements with guidance for use
Security, safety and risk ISO/TC 292
ISO 28003:2007
Security management systems for the supply chain -- Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of supply chain security management systems
Security, safety and risk ISO/TC 292
ISO 28004-1:2007
Security management systems for the supply chain -- Guidelines for the implementation of ISO 28000 -- Part 1: General principles
Security, safety and risk ISO/TC 292
ISO/IEC 30134-1:2016
Information technology -- Data centres -- Key performance indicators -- Part 1: Overview and general requirements
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 39
ISO/IEC 30134-2:2016
Information technology -- Data centres -- Key performance indicators -- Part 2: Power usage effectiveness (PUE)
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 39
ISO 30500:2018
Non-sewered sanitation systems -- Prefabricated integrated treatment units -- General safety and performance requirements for design and testing
Sustainability and environment ISO/PC 305
ISO 31000:2018
Risk management -- Guidelines
Security, safety and risk ISO/TC 262
ISO 37001:2016
Anti-bribery management systems -- Requirements with guidance for use
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 309
ISO 37101:2016
Sustainable development in communities -- Management system for sustainable development -- Requirements with guidance for use
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 268
ISO 37120:2018
Sustainable cities and communities -- Indicators for city services and quality of life
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 268
ISO/DIS 37122 [Under development]
Sustainable cities and communities -- Indicators for smart cities
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 268
ISO/DIS 37123 [Under development]
Sustainable cities and communities -- Indicators for resilient cities
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 268
ISO 39001:2012
Road traffic safety (RTS) management systems -- Requirements with guidance for use
Transport ISO/TC 241
ISO 45001:2018
Occupational health and safety management systems -- Requirements with guidance for use
Security, safety and risk ISO/TC 283
ISO 50001:2018
Energy management systems -- Requirements with guidance for use
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 50002:2014
Energy audits -- Requirements with guidance for use
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 50003:2014
Energy management systems -- Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of energy management systems
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 50004:2014
Energy management systems -- Guidance for the implementation, maintenance and improvement of an energy management system
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 50006:2014
Energy management systems -- Measuring energy performance using energy baselines (EnB) and energy performance indicators (EnPI) -- General principles and guidance
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 50007:2017
Energy services -- Guidelines for the assessment and improvement of the energy service to users
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 50015:2014
Energy management systems -- Measurement and verification of energy performance of organizations -- General principles and guidance
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 50047:2016
Energy savings -- Determination of energy savings in organizations
Energy ISO/TC 301
ISO 55000:2014
Asset management -- Overview, principles and terminology
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 251
ISO 55001:2014
Asset management -- Management systems -- Requirements
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 251
ISO 55002:2018
Asset management -- Management systems -- Guidelines for the application of ISO 55001
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 251
ISO/AWI TS 55010 [Under development]
Guidance on alignment of asset management, finance and accounting
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 251
ISO/CD 55011 [Under development]
Guidance on the development of government asset management policy
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 251