Cities in the metabolic loop | and design (1)
The regard for urban metabolism is in vogue again. The concept seems to respond to the current eagerness of urban policies – and, since recently, the market – to make our economies more circular. For cities, the imperative is to keep pace and “closing the loop of product lifecycles through greater recycling and re-use”, and in so doing, bringing “benefits for both the environment and the economy” (Circular Economy Strategy, EU 2014).
In the frame of the short cycle of conferences Cities in the metabolic loop, researchers but also influential scholars and practitioners will offer their position on the topic and contribute to reflect about the specific role – and responsibility – of architectural, planning, and design theory and practice.
The seminar Cities in the metabolic loop | and design (1) gathers academics differently searching on the relation between urban design and metabolism. The aim is to provide an insight into the range of on-going research and offer the opportunity for confrontation.
Geoffrey Grulois (ULB / La Cambre-Horta)
Bruno Notteboom (Universiteit Antwerpen)
Julie Marin (KU Leuven)
Andrea Bortolotti (ULB / La Cambre-Horta)
Saverio Massaro (Università di Roma)
Admission is free, by reservation (max 50 participants) to the following address : firstname.lastname@example.org