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|Material Quickscan for Rotterdam and Den Haag Material flow analysis, strategies for circular economy transition||Material Quickscan for Rotterdam and Den Haag||Metabolic||Report||reports||2016||
|Urban Metabolism of Six Asian Cities A streamlined urban metabolism approach based on material flow analyses was applied to six Asian cities—Bangalore, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Manila, Seoul and Shanghai. This approach provides a better understanding of how the use of natural resources correlates with urban economic activities, and has the potential to make a major contribution to the design of sustainable urban systems and infrastructure. The urban metabolism framework maps the activities of cities from their consumption of materials, the different activities associated with those processes, and the wastes produced. Information generated provides a diagnostic tool for identifying high waste generating or inefficient activities and identifying potential points of policy intervention. The streamlined approach surmounts the lack of city level data, which is often cited as the most significant limitation preventing material flow analysis at the city level. Extension of the methodology to cover more cities can contribute toward creating benchmarks for city typologies.||Urban Metabolism of Six Asian Cities||Paulo Ferrao and João Fumega and Nuno Gomes and Samuel Niza and André Pina and Luis Santos||Report||reports||2014||
Direct Material Consumption (DMC)
Ho Chi Minh City
Research and Analysis
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|Mainstreaming Urban Metabolism The authors argue in favor of making MFAs more mainstream, and they discuss a framework for doing a quick MFA study on cities that can help this effort.||Mainstreaming Urban Metabolism||Kennedy, Christopher and Hoornweg, Daniel||Journal Article||academic||2012||
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|Mainstreaming Urban Metabolism: Advances And Challenges In City Participation Urban metabolism is widely defined as the sum total of the technical and socioeconomic processes that occur in cities, resulting in resource consumption, growth, production of energy, and elimination of waste. With the growing importance of tackling the global and local resource impacts of cities, collection of urban metabolism data should become a mainstream activity for all medium to large cities. The Urban Development and Local Government Unit of the World Bank has conducted abbreviated urban metabolism studies for 7 client cities (Amman, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Metro Manila, Rio de Janeiro, and Sao Paulo) using data from national and local statistical agencies and departments. These studies are presented in this paper, the data gathering challenges outlined, and recommendations made as to how local governments can institutionalize the collection of metabolism information and use it to inform local sustainability programs, and projects. Conference: Sixth Urban Research and Knowledge Symposium 2012||Mainstreaming Urban Metabolism: Advances And Challenges In City Participation||Hoornweg, Daniel A. and Campillo, Gisela and Saldivar-Sali, Artessa N. and Linders, Dennis and Sugar, Lorraine||Conference Paper||None||2012||
Rio de Janeiro
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