Starter's Kit

In this part of the plataform you will find a variety of educational and explanatory material on the subject of urban metabolism. The selected articles will allow you to get a clear idea about the subject, and as you continue browsing these should serve as a baseline to understand the remainder of the website. These articles are suitable for people with no or little prior knowledge on the topic of urban metabolism.

Title Type Author(s) Year
The metabolism of U.S. cities 2.0 Journal Article | Journal of Industrial Ecology Chini and Stillwell 2019
Carbon Footprint Planning: Quantifying Local and State Mitigation Opportunities for 700 California Cities Journal Article | Factor X: Challenges, Implementation Strategies and Examples for a Sustainable Use of Natural Resources Jones et al. 2018
The role of port and logistic activities in Brussels Journal Article | Brussels Studies Mathieu Strale 2017
Metabolism of megacities: A review and synthesis of the literature Report Stewart et al. 2014
Urban Metabolism of Six Asian Cities Report Ferrao et al. 2014
Urban Metabolism: A Tool for the Sustainability of Cities Journal Article | INTERdisciplina Álvarez and Julián 2014
Climate Change and Urban Metabolism of Latin American Megacities Journal Article | Revista Hábitat Sustentable (Sustainable Habitat Journal) Delgado et al. 2012
The study of urban metabolism and its applications to urban planning and design Journal Article | Environmental Pollution Kennedy et al. 2011
Practical Handbook of Material Flow Analysis Book Brunner and Rechberger 2004
A handbook of industrial ecology Book Ayres and Ayres 2002
Abel Wolman's Metabolism of Cities Data visualisation 1965
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