Rethinking the sustainable city: planning with urban metabolism and integrated resource management

Employer
Università IUAV di Venezia
Location
Italy
Posted
October 09 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

The concept of “urban metabolism” has often been associated with sustainable urban development. The

understanding of interrelationships between resource flows, physical and socio-economic characteristics,

urban policies and planning is a fundamental element to improve resource (input) and waste (output)

management. Waste produced in cities result from an intricate network of connections including different

resources, economic sectors, stakeholders, administrative levels and citizens. This research is based on

the “Urban_Wins” project, which aims to study a strategic planning model able to consider urban

metabolism principles, connections between resource flows and the participation of various stakeholders

in defining the strategies. The objective is to identify a set of planning principles to support efficient

resource management and waste reduction.



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