Urban Metabolism for a “zero waste” strategic planning
In recent decades, the concept of "Urban Metabolism" as the sum of trade in a city (incoming and
outgoing) has been increasingly associated with issues of strategic planning. Urban Metabolism has
stimulated a new way of seeing and thinking urban sustainability and resilience, there is the need to
understand the relationship between resource flows and city spatial structures, management and
The issue of flows is linked to "waste" as a flow of material, which as input has an intrinsic quality for the
development of the city, but as output has lost this quality and it is so far removed.
This research is based on the project "Urban_Wins", a project that aimed at studying a local and largescale
strategic planning model, able to take into account the inputs from the study of urban metabolism
for a "zero waste".
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