Urban metabolism in policy and practice

A global discussion

The goal of this first seminar was to initiate a conversation between academics, policymakers, and practitioners around the topic of urban metabolism. To further this goal, we will be sharing a variety of outputs with all the relevant stakeholders and we invite you to get involved if you would like to stay engaged around this topic.

It will take a number of weeks to process all the outputs from the event (which includes videos, photos, write-ups of the recommendations and notes contributed by the audience, and the presentations from the speakers). Information will be released through this website as it becomes available.


We would like to thank the speakers for their presentations. Most speakers have made their presentations available. Unless otherwise noted, the presentations are copyrighted by the speakers. For re-use, please contact the authors directly.



This seminar series is supported by a Seminar Series Award from the Urban Studies Foundation.