Urban Metabolism of Six Asian Cities

A year ago, the Asian Development Bank published this report which was prepared by the Instituto Superior Tecnico of the University of Lisbon.


In this report a streamlined urban metabolism approach was used and applied to six Asian cities – Bangalore, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Manila, Seoul and Shanghai. This approach overcomes the lack of data at city level and provides a synthetic view of material flowing within and through these urban economies during the year 2001.

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