Are you new to urban metabolism? Your journey starts here! Below you will find useful publications to read and videos to watch in order to get a good understanding of urban metabolism.
Here, a few publications are listed that are some of the "best reads" when it comes to urban metabolism. The Metabolism of Cities team hand-picked these publications, because they explain the concept from the ground up, often review the work that has been done so far and explain more about this research field and its future direction.
|Urban Metabolism for Resource-Efficient Cities: from Theory to Implementation||Josephine Kaviti Musango and Paul Currie and Blake Robinson||2017|
|Energy and material flows of megacities||Kennedy, Christopher A. and Stewart, Iain and Facchini, Angelo and Cersosimo, Igor and Mele, Renata and Chen, Bin and Uda, Mariko and Kansal, Arun and Chiu, Anthony and Kim, Kwi-gon and Dubeux, Carolina and Lebre La Rovere, Emilio and Cunha, Bruno and Pin||2015|
|Concepts and methodologies for measuring the sustainability of cities||Yetano Roche, María and Lechtenböhmer, Stefan and Fischedick, Manfred and Gröne, Marie-Christine and Xia, Chun and Dienst, Carmen||2014|
|Sustainable Urban Metabolism||Ferrão, Paulo and Fernández, John E.||2013|
|The study of urban metabolism and its applications to urban planning and design||Kennedy, C and Pincetl, S and Bunje, P||2011|
Want to get a visual crash course into urban metabolism? Have a look at the videos below!
MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)
At Metabolism of Cities you can find the first MOOC provided by the GI-REC (Global Initiative for Resource Efficient Cities). This MOOC, available for free, teaches the basics of urban metabolism. The focus is on the use of urban metabolism in policy making, but there are various modules that will serve a wide audience.
To understand how urban metabolism research works, explore this online dataset. You can see the kind of information that is collected when undertaking urban metabolism research, and the way it is presented.