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Urban metabolism in policy and practice – A global discussion

July 6, 2019

This event in Beijing will take place just before the start of the biennial ISIE conference to be held at the Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, from July 7 to 11, 2019. This urban metabolism seminar will take place the day before the conference starts, on Saturday, July 6, 2019, and it is open both to attendees of the ISIE conference and to government officials, academics, and other interested parties. This event will focus on the challenges of solid waste and how an urban metabolism lens can help address these challenges in the city of Beijing.

Registration will be open until June 20, 2019 or until capacity is reached. Spaces are limited so sign up soon. Preference will be given to participants with a demonstrated relevance to the topic. This event is free of charge.

Saturday, July 6, 2019 – Draft Schedule

Arrival & Registration – 8:00

Welcome & Aim of Seminar

Session 1: Understanding solid waste challenges in Beijing

In this session, city officials and planners will provide a background to the solid waste challenges in Beijing.

Session 2: Understanding solid waste from an urban metabolism viewpoint

Local and international academics elaborate on how solid waste can be understood through an urban metabolism lens. This includes case studies that illustrate planning, policy, or monitoring tools.

Lunch break

Session 3: Urban metabolism data platform

Introduction of MultipliCity: an online open source data platform for urban metabolism data. Showcase of how waste flows data, infrastructure, sector data, and legislation can be accessed and uploaded to this platform.

Session 4: Way Forward

Distills the highlights of the day to take to the next event in Brussels. Group discussion about how and where we would like to see this work develop. This session allows for participants to voice current and future project alignments and opportunities.

Closing and dinner – 17:00 – 19:00


July 6, 2019
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Tsinghua University
Beijing, China