The integration of sustainability and resilience strategies is the key in order to achieve successful urban regeneration. The introduction of “community metabolism” as a concept is the thesis of this work. Taking into account resource efficiency as a mayor driver for urban planning projects in combination with the recent concerns of the consequences climate change offers the opportunity to deliver more informed and monitorable actions towards shared targets of urban sustainability. Sub-Saharan African cities represent the appropriate context where to test urgent environmental and social challenges. Recent academic projects supervised by the authors represented the demonstrators for testing community metabolism principles.

Resource efficiency and resilience in Sub Saharan African cities: towards community metabolism

PASTORE, MARIA CHIARA;MORELLO, EUGENIO
2018

Abstract

The integration of sustainability and resilience strategies is the key in order to achieve successful urban regeneration. The introduction of “community metabolism” as a concept is the thesis of this work. Taking into account resource efficiency as a mayor driver for urban planning projects in combination with the recent concerns of the consequences climate change offers the opportunity to deliver more informed and monitorable actions towards shared targets of urban sustainability. Sub-Saharan African cities represent the appropriate context where to test urgent environmental and social challenges. Recent academic projects supervised by the authors represented the demonstrators for testing community metabolism principles.
Sustainable Urban Development and Globalization: New strategies for new challenges – with a focus on the Global South
978-3-319-61987-3
978-3-319-61988-0
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