Cities are where the struggle for global sustainability
"will either be won or lost"
(Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director of UN-Habitat)
Cities house more than 54% of global population|generate 80% of global GDP|produce 64% of global waste|consume 75% of global natural resources
Urban Metabolism assesses the sustainability of cities from a systems perspective
It measures material, waste, water, and energy flows and stocks in cities
To be more successfully used,
we need to centralise knowledge|do more research|raise awareness|develop common tools
Metabolism of Cities’ mission is to collaborate on improving the sustainability of cities in a holistic way.
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We aim to create new knowledge by participating and collaborating in research projects and developing new open source tools.
We help policy makers and practitioners to tackle their challenges with Urban Metabolism thinking.
Fostering a community
We believe that tackling the urban sustainability challenge cannot be done alone. We want to foster a community of stakeholders that collaborates on developing solutions.
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