SUME Sustainable Urban Metabolism for Europe

Country: EU Projects
Start Date:   1/11/2008         Duration: 36 months         Project Type: RTD
Contract Number: 212034
Organisation Type:  EC Project
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Project objectives:
The driving forces behind the dynamic processes of urban development are demographic change, the performance of urban areas in economic competition and the 
adaption of technological innovations. While the dynamics of urban development in these components have been studied and debated for a long time, the interrelation
between urban development and urban metabolism in the sense of physical interaction with the environment is far less understood. More specifically, the main
challenge of this project is to find a link between the urban metabolism approach and urban spatial development concepts in a way to foster a more sustainable
development path of urban areas in the future.
Project Summary:
The SUME approach and associated work plan is ranging from the analysis of trends in urban development with respect to impacts on resource use, energy consumption, 
land consumption and waste output to advanced modelling of urban metabolisms, impact analysis and alternative models of cities to the formulation of (sustainable)
urban development strategies and policies. In order to organise this extensive research and development effort, SUME is organised along 7 work packages (WP):
WP 1 Scenarios of urban development: Dynamics of Urban development in Europe WP 2 Urban metabolism and resources WP 3 Impact of urban forms and structures on resource use WP 4 Transforming urban planning policies and strategies WP 5 Synthesis and outlook WP 6 Dissemination WP 7 Project management
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Funding Programme(s): 
EC FP7: Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.
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Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  02/02/2013 00:06:00