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.
Rethinking Urban Metabolism: Back to the Perspective of Biology/Ecology
Dr. Lixiao Zhang
Ensuring an integrative and sustainable municipal solid waste management as part of strategies for a circular economy and sustainability – the case of Belo Horizonte
- A glance of 20-year governance of the circular economy for Japan Dr. Qian Zhang
- Community-based recycling program in Beijing Dr. Xin Tong
- Policy Interventions to Advance Sustainable Materials Management: A Socioeconomic Discussion in the U.S. Context Dr. Ning Ai
- Closing the Loop-Unlocking the informal economy in an inclusive circular economy approach Curt Garrigan
- MultipliCity: An Online Stocks and Flows Data Gathering and Visualization Platform Paul Hoekman
- Estimating spatiotemporal dynamics of solid wastes by coupling MFA & GIS Dr. Yupeng Liu
- Big Data and Urban Metabolism-Cases in China Dr. Dong Li