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Developing the urban metabolism approach into a new urban metabolic model
- Developing the urban metabolism approach into a new urban metabolic model
- Alessandro Costa
- N Marchettini
- Angelo Facchini
- Journal Article
The sustainable city III: Urban regeneration and assessment, ed. N. Marchettini, CA Brebbia, E. Tiezza, and LC Wadhwa, Pages 31--40
- Considering the city as a peculiar kind of ecosystem, this paper explores the potential of a metabolic approach to urban development interpretation, proposing an enhanced metabolic urban model.
This new metabolic model strongly focuses on the influence that institutional activities have on urban sustainability.
Such activities – like planning and other decisional processes - are considered as an important feedback of urban dynamics.
This last updating aims at connecting the conceptual modelling to urban governance.
Urban settlements have recently become the most popular choice of life for human kind.
More than 50% of the world population already lives in cities  and this figure rises to 80% if referred to the European continent . In environmental terms,...
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