Urban Metabolism in Policy and Practice - Brussels edition

Dear all,

  We are glad to invite you at the seminar "Urban Metabolism in Policy and Practice" on Tuesday Nov 26th from 9h to 18h taking place at Brussels (venue TBD).    This seminar is the last of the three part global seminar series that investigates how urban metab...

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Our highlight this week: Aristide Athanassiadis

Aristide is Chair of Circular Economy and Urban Metabolism at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Within this framework he attempts to build bridges between the academia, public administrations and “circular” actors in order to accelerate Brussels’ transition to...

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Two Costa Rican Start-ups using by-product exchanges hailed for making the world a more eco-friendly place

Magenta Biolabs and Brome are featured in this short piece by Mariana Lopez


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Ramboll investigating carbon capture and utilization based on industrial symbiosis potential

The press release indicates an interest in using captured carbon as a chemical feedstock for polymers,  minerals, chemicals and synthetic fuels.  Read about it here


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NISP® Canada Pilot Delivers Industrial Symbiosis Success

The National Industrial Symbiosis Program (NISP®) Canada wrapped up a very successful 18 month pilot last May. Our final performance report is available online here

NISP® Canada now stands as ...

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Rene Van Berkel paper Lesson's Learned from the Application of the UNIDO Eco-Industrial Park Toolbox in Vietnam and other countries

read the abstract here,  and the full paper is available to download from the site.


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Good Scientific Practice in Industrial Ecology - A Factsheet

Inspired by discussions during the ISIE conference in Beijing, I compiled a fact sheet on Good Scientific Practice in Industrial Ecology, based on some teaching material that I had available and input from colleagues who are acknowledged.

The document, which is available under

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Call for Abstracts ISIE Americas 2020

Dear All,

Abstract submission for the ISIE Americas 2020 is NOW OPEN. This call includes oral and poster presentations.

The submission link can be found at:

or under “Abstract submission” at t...

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Member Spotlights: Qian Zhang



Qian Zhang is a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Victoria (UVic), working on deep decarbonization transition in the infrastructure sector with Prof. Chris Kennedy. His primary research interest and ...

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Opportunity to Promote your Research

Students (Students)

Hello Student Members,

The Sustainable Urban Systems section would like to issue a call for expressions of interest to ISIE student members for conducting e-Workshops to promote their work. These workshops are intended to provide a platform for you to share a novel method or tool r...

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Winner of the 2019 Laudise Medal, awarded for outstanding achievements in industrial ecology by a researcher under the age of 36, - Francesca Verones


The 2019 Laudise Medal, awarded for outstanding achievements in industrial ecology by a researcher under the age of 36 was awarded to Francesca Verones, an associate professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. Frances...

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ISIE member proposals: results

At the ISIE's first-ever Annual General Meeting (AGM) last month, members had the opportunity to present proposals that they felt are important for the industrial ecology community to take forward. These proposals ranged from a diversity and inclusion initiative to an ISIE development board, and the...

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