In October 2016 the Metabolism of Cities website launched the Stakeholders Initiative. This is an effort to create an international network of people that work or have a stake in the field of urban metabolism.
The word about this initiative was spread and a mailing list with people that are interested to join was set up. Specific projects around topics that are of interest were then organised. These project had a duration of 3 months, and they can involve a variety of activities including:
- Online forum discussions
- Blog posts
- Articles about the topic of choice
- Webinars / Skype discussions
- Collaborative research projects
The first topic of choice was Data Visualisations and this project ran from October-December 2016.
In parallel, we were co-organizing masterclasses in urban metabolism. This is a short set of courses taking place in Brussels in December 2016 and January 2017. Click here to learn more about the Masterclasses.
Following those, another Stakeholders Initiative was around the creation of a Global Urban Metabolism Dataset. This project continued in January 2017 and is ongoing, although now in the form of the Metabolism of Cities Data Hub.
In January 2018 we started our Urban Metabolism Interview Series, which can be found in their own collection here.