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Oleksandr Galychyn is a Ph.D. student at the Parthenope University of Naples, Italy. He graduated in Construction Engineering and worked a few years as an Urban Planner. His work focuses on the analysis of structure and functions of urban metabolic systems to dertermine status industries based on their distribution structure and utilities exchanged among sectors and between each pair of sectors and to identify critical sectors in production and consumption patterns. The goal of study is to reduce supply of non-renewable energy resources and maximise economic benefits for development of urban socio-ecological systems.
Oleksandr's research interests include input-output analysis, energy input-output analysis, hybrid-unit energy, and emergy input-output models, emergy accounting, urban metabolism, and socio-ecological systems. His aim is to open a 'black box' that advocated by the traditional 'urban metabolism' perspective that accounts for the input of material and energy resources and the output of final products (i.e., generated GDP and supported population) and wastes to explore energy and monetary flows exchanged between industrial sectors and environment using the network model. He proposes a multicriteria assessment framework integrating the hybrid-unit energy input-output and the emergy accounting models for a comprehensive understanding of urban systems metabolism. Then, he combines emergy input-output tables with ecological network analysis to investigate urban systems, and to determine status and responsibility of economic sectors for emergy consumption when all indirect consumption channel are included into analysis.
This framework can assist city managers and policymakers by providing a comprehensive methodology for the development of strategies for sustainable resource management, decreasing the burden on ecological life-support systems.