New Methods for Circular Economy Design Based on Urban Metabolism Modeling

Yuliya Kalmykova

Chalmers University of Technology

Associate Professor Yuliya Kalmykova is the founder and director of the Urban Metabolism Research Group at Chalmers University, responsible for the group’s research agenda and funding. In her research she develops solutions for sustainable cities and sustainable urban metabolism, in particular, tools for Circular Economy and Industrial Symbiosis. Her expertize within industrial ecology includes material flow analysis, system dynamics, lifespan modeling and projection of secondary waste generation. Dr. Kalmykova is principal investigator for the projects “Regional Industrial Symbiosis”, “Hybrid MFA-LCA method” and “District Material Flow Analysis”.


An overview of the Circular Economy (CE) design and implementation on an urban level shows that the current approaches select a few sectors or products as the subject of CE based on local features. As a consequence, neither... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Yuliya Kalmykova (Chalmers University of Technology)
  2. Yangjinqi Yu (Chalmers University of Technology)
  3. Leonardo Rosado (Chalmers University of Technology)

Topic Areas

• Socio-economic metabolism and material flow analysis , • Sustainable urban systems , • Circular economy


WS-18 » Applying Circular Economy Principles to Urban Infrastructure (13:45 - Wednesday, 28th June, Room I)

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