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What is urban metabolism?

Urban metabolism is a model to study the flow of energy and resources as they enter cities, how they are used and consumed, and how they exist cities as wastes.

By studying urban metabolism, we can get a better understanding of how resources are used and ways to reduce negative environmental impact.

As the fraction of people living in cities continue to expand around the world, urban metabolism analysis can help decision makers develop cities to become resource efficient, climate friendly, resilient and equitable.

This project has received funding in the framework of the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe: Sustainable and Liveable Cities and Urban Areas, with support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 857160.

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Last updated: 2021-01-13
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