In a collaboration between Metabolism of Cities and local partners, three different one-day seminar events were organised in 2019. During these events, conversations, presentations, and discussions took place with a focus on the host city and how urban metabolism practices could be better applied in this city. During this day we looked at the challenges, the ambitions, and the opportunities that exist in each city, and we aimed to bring together a variety of people from government, academia, and practice. We focused on getting a more systematic understanding of the local city's resources and the relationship between different resources and how they flow through the city, with a specific focus on locally specific environmental challenges.
The events took place in Cape Town (May 2019), Beijing (July 2019) and Brussels (November 2019). This seminar series was funded by the Urban Studies Foundation. Many of the presentations, video recordings, and other outputs are available online.
The following people from Metabolism of Cities were involved in this project.