Can Cities Be Sustainable? Novel tools to explore urban metabolism
The Summer School took place from 2-6 July at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Under the theme Can Cities Be Sustainable? Novel tools to explore urban metabolism, the course covered: (i) accounting of water, energy, food and waste flows in relation to land uses and human activity (MuSIASEM); (ii) construction of a multi-level end-use matrix at city level; (iii) relational analysis (resource nexus approach) applied to the metabolic pattern of urban systems; (iv) the role of externalization in sustaining urban metabolism.
The course was co-organized by the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) of the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, the non-profit organization LIPHE4, and the ENVIROSPACE Lab of the University of Geneva. The Summer School formed part of the LIPHE4 Summer School series, held since 2004.
The Summer School built on novel tools developed in MAGIC and EUFORIE, projects funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreements No. 689669 and No. 649342, respectively.