To collaborate on systematically improving the sustainability of cities, by creating and sharing urban metabolism knowledge and accelerating its implementation in policy and practice
Breakdown of actions
This is done through four specific actions:
We aim to create new knowledge by participating and collaborating in research projects and developing new open source tools.
We aim to gather and curate (all) knowledge around urban metabolism in one central platform in order to make it accessible to different target audiences.
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 can not be done alone. We want to foster a community of stakeholders that collaborates on developing solutions.
Our directions and activities result from decision of our members, and are primarily driven by our mission and values.
We adhere, when possible, to principles of open source, non-restrictive licenses for all work that we produce, and we are transparent about what we do and why we do it.
We believe that a variety of experiences, viewpoints and ideas strengthen our work and aim for a highly diverse group of members and collaborators.
We believe that reliable data can help make well-informed decisions.
The direction of our organisation is set by our members and based on feedback from and interaction with our wider community.
We believe in the power of working together and will strive to collaborate with any stakeholder out there to accelerate our endeavours.