Assessment of urban symbiosis effect on urban metabolism based on energy flows analysis and life cycle assessment

Lu Sun

The University of Tokyo

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:July 2011-July 2014, Assistant fellow in National key laboratory of pollution ecology and environmental engineering, Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang. September 2014- Present, Research Assistant. Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research, NIESPHD ProgramApril 2016- Present,Department of Environment Systems Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo INTERESTSUrban metabolism; Industrial/ Urban symbiosis; Life cycle assessment; Low carbon society; Circular economy


 Cities are responsible for more than 60 percent of global energy consumption and three-fourth of world greenhouse gas emissions. Industrial and urban symbiosis can be an effective solution for resource recycling and energy... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Lu Sun (The University of Tokyo)
  2. Minoru Fujii (National)
  3. Tomohiro Tasaki (National Institute for Environmental Studies)
  4. Satoshi Ohnishi (Tokyo University of Science)
  5. Yi Dou (National Institute for Environmental Studies)
  6. Huijuan Dong (Shanghai Jiao Tong university)
  7. Yasuaki Hijioka (National Institute for Environmental Studies)
  8. Tsuyoshi Fujita (Natio)

Topic Areas

• Socio-economic metabolism and material flow analysis , • Management and technology for sustainable and resilient energy, water, food, materials, , • Sustainable urban systems


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