This website attempts to group together tools and publications related to the metabolism of cities or urban metabolism (UM). The principal sections are the following:
This is the first MOOC provided by the GI-REC (Global Initiative for Resource Efficient Cities). The GI-REC is a cooperation platform offered by UN Environment to connect different institutions that are using systems approach (and specifically urban metabolism) towards building low-carbon, resilient and resource efficient cities. This MOOC is produced and run for you by Metabolism of Cities, in partnership with the League of Cities of the Philippines and UN Environment.
Four separate parties (the Municipality of The Hague, Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and The Hague University of Applied Sciences) have joined forces in a new partnership. They aim to...
This website is an open source initiative launched in August 2014 as 'MFA Tools'. It was launched with the purpose of:
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 (see below!). Sign up for our mailing list if you wish to receive updates about changes and additions.
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