Book
Sustainable Urban Metabolism

The upcoming book (in press), Sustainable Urban Metabolismis intended to provide a systems-oriented approach that establishes useful linkages between environment, economic, social and technical/infrastructural issues that lead to an integrated information-intensive platform from which alternative urban technologies and ecologically-informed planning may be achieved. Contrasting and opposing urban objectives can be considered holistically, avoiding the usual pitfall of solving problems in one sector only to create new ones in others. The three sample chapters:

  • Urban metabolism, resource consumption of cities
  • Urban typologies: prospects and indicators
  • The challenge of Urban Metabolism in a developing context
Title
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsFernandez J, Ferrao P
PublisherMIT Press
CityCambridge, MA
Abstract

The upcoming book (in press), Sustainable Urban Metabolismis intended to provide a systems-oriented approach that establishes useful linkages between environment, economic, social and technical/infrastructural issues that lead to an integrated information-intensive platform from which alternative urban technologies and ecologically-informed planning may be achieved. Contrasting and opposing urban objectives can be considered holistically, avoiding the usual pitfall of solving problems in one sector only to create new ones in others. The three sample chapters:

  • Urban metabolism, resource consumption of cities
  • Urban typologies: prospects and indicators
  • The challenge of Urban Metabolism in a developing context