This page describes features, content, and other things that we would like to add to this website. Some of these things are included on our development roadmap and will likely be developed at some point. Other issues will require outside assistance from volunteers, and we hope to find people who can help us out. In either way, your support will be appreciated? Can you help?
Add a News section to the website
Allow for Vimeo videos in addition to Youtube videos in our Video section
Add a map to the RESEARCH section that shows where the research is being done, similar to the map that we have about the location of case studies that have been published.
Create an option in the publications section to flag mistakes or missing information with the click of a button.
More varied journals. There is a strong focus on a few journals, but there must be more out there.
Theses and other institutional documents that are not found on journal websites
More manuals and handbooks, especially those not related to EUROSTAT-based EW-MFAs.
More non-English publications.
Datasets of past MFA studies. Preferably the original spreadsheets that were used, to get a better insight into how things were done by the involved researchers. Several are available from journal sites and research institute websites.
List of papers related to STAN available on the STAN website. It would be very useful to create a STAN tag and add all of these publications to the database.
The list of publications by Hiroki Tanikawa contains many MFA-related resources! It would be an added bonus if someone who speaks Japanese could enter the Japanese publications (both in Japanese and English would be great!).
The in-depth review of urban metabolism assessment tools prepared by UNEP is full of references and contains a long list of urban and urban-region MFA studies that have been undertaken.
Add a 'recommended reading list' that for various different target groups (e.g. young students who do not yet know about this topics or people from industry who want to do more with urban metabolism).
Review the Progress in Industrial Ecology for relevant papers
Extracting the actual data from studies, and putting them in our database
Option to download all data as a CSV file
Present the results as comparative data
Brainstorming and implementing ideas about how to present the numbers
Making data entry easy (eg by automatic unit conversion)
There are more things to do and more ideas in place, so if you are interested drop us a line to discuss the options!
Urban metabolism educational campaign concerning minority groups: disabled, children, women and elderly to be presented in a July 2017 seminar in Politecnico di Milano, Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Milan, Italy (educational videos and statistical survey analysis) in collaboration with the Metabolism of Cities and Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
Create portals for different cities that show all related publications, research projects, datasets, etc.