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From an urban metabolism study to a circular economy plan - Lessons from Paris


Interview with Thierry Mareschal, Circular Economy officer from the City of Paris explaining how they managed to go from an urban metabolism study to a call for projects experimenting on some major flows in order to develop a circular economy roadmap.

0:52 More information about Paris' urban metabolism study

3:28 Which metabolic flows were studied?

4:17 Some experiments that took place in Paris

5:59 What are the impacts of your actions on the environment and jobs?

7:55 How did you use the urban metabolism study and experimentations to inform policies?

11:15 What recommendations would you give to other policy makers when carrying out an urban metabolism study?

To explore the metabolism of Paris, visit this interactive data visualisation:

For more information about Paris' circular economy ambitions visit (FR)

For Paris' White Paper on Circular Economy visit:

For Paris' Circular Economy Roadmap visit:

For more urban metabolism publications about Paris visit

Metabolism of Cities

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