Promoting urban metabolism for resource-efficient cities

SI Team: Blake Robinson, Josephine Musango, Paul Currie
Status: Complete
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This is an ongoing collaboration with UNEP that started with a comprehensive review of the approaches to assessing urban metabolisms and green city indicator sets in 2013. This led to the development of a draft toolkit for urban practitioners in the developing world. In 2013 and 2014, this was further refined in collaboration with city representatives from Southeast Asia, Latin America and Africa, and UNEP’s partner institutions. The most recent phase of work involved the development of a communications strategy, including an animated video for youtube explaining the concept of urban metabolism.

Dates: 2013 – 2018
Partners: IIED, ICLEI
UNEP’s Global Initiative for Resource Efficient Cities (GI-REC)
Sustainable Cities