This website is an open source initiative launched in August 2014 as 'MFA Tools'. It was launched with the purpose of: Making it easier to get an overview of the publications out there related to Material Flow Analysis. Allowing researchers to easily (co-) create online Material Flow Analysis projects and share the underlying datasets. In January 2016 the website was renamed to Metabolism of Cities, to reflect the broadening scope to other methodologies. All code for this website is hosted on github and we invite programmers to help us improve the website and the online MFA software. But you don't need to be a programmer to help improve this website! We need help identifying suitable studies, extracting relevant numbers, and presenting the data! We can use help in many forms, and would hereby like to invite anyone to join us. Specific tasks we need your help with include: Identification of useful research projects and other studies Extraction of relevant data and entry into our system Assistance with visualization of data Programming work to integrate support of all aforementioned functionality on our website Any other relevant task you can think of that enhances our project Interested? Read more or get in touch!
Clinton Andrews, Professor of Urban Planning and Director of the Rutgers Center for Green BuilidngConsumption-Based Carbon Footprints of Global Cities - Tommy Wiedmann
Dr. Thomas (Tommy) Wiedmann, Associate Professor and Program Leader of the Sustainability Assissment Program, University of New South WalesBig Coupled Data for Sustainable Urban Systems: Examples from Los Angeles - Stephanie Pincetl
Dr. Stephanie Pincetl is a Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Director of the California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA.
Leonardo Rosado Challenges of Sustainable Urban Planning: the Case of Municipal Solid Waste Management
Ning Ai Data Mining Meets Life Cycle Assessment: Towards Understanding and Quantifying Environmental Impacts of Individual Households
Andreas Froemelt Design and analysis of urban food systems for multiple sustainability objectives
Dana Boyer Developing decision support systems towards participatory modelling: building foundations for circular economy in urban metabolism and renewable energy.
Annie McCabe Linking the urban form to environmental and health impacts with a life-cycle approach
Joana Bastos Sustainability Assessment of Urban Rooftop Farming from a life cycle perspective
Esther Sanyé-Mengual Urban Ecosystem and Complexity
Pierre-Alexandre Guillemette Urban metabolism of the informal economy
Louise Guibrunet Urban-Scale Material Flow Analysis in a South African Context: A Cape Town Feasibility Study