Interactive special session on the built environment's stocks and flows - all conference attendees are invited to participate. Please read the description (abstract) for details

Tomer Fishman

Yale University,

Center for Industrial Ecology, Yale

Dominik Wiedenhofer

Institute of Social Ecology, Alpen-Adria University

Institute of Social Ecology, Alpen-Adria University

Alessio Miatto

Nagoya University

Nagoya University

Gang Liu

University of Southern Denmark

University of Southern Denmark

Aristide Athanassiadis

Université Libre de Bruxelles -

Aristide is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Université Libre de Bruxelles. Aristide recently finished a joint-PhD between Université Libre de Bruxelles and University of Melbourne on the topic of comprehensive urban environmental assessments including concepts such as Urban Metabolism, Industrial and Territorial Ecology, Circular Economy, Urban Ecosystems, Material Flow Analysis, etc.  In addition, holding a MSc of Architectural Engineer (2010) and a 4Cities Erasmus Mundus Master in Urban Studies (2012), his fields of interest revolve around the built environment and its complex interactions with society and the environment. During the last years, he has collaborated and worked with/for several universities, research centres, environmental administrations, NGOs, youth organisations and consultancy firms on a great variety of projects. Finally, Aristide co-created the open-source urban metabolism initiative Metabolism Of Cities that aims to bring together people, data and publications in one central place.

Paul Hoekman

Metabolism of Cities / Penguin Protocols

Metabolism of Cities




Niko Heeren

ETH Zurich

Niko Heeren is a lecturer and postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. His researches focuses on environmental impacts of energy and material systems in the built environment. Typical methods used in his work are life cycle assessment, material flow analysis, energy simulation, GIS, computer programming, etc.


This special session is meant to encourage community-building of the researchers interested in the material stocks and flows of the built environment, including but not limited to results comparisons, data harmonization,... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Tomer Fishman (Yale University,)
  2. Dominik Wiedenhofer (Institute of Social Ecology, Alpen-Adria University)
  3. Alessio Miatto (Nagoya University)
  4. Gang Liu (University of Southern Denmark)
  5. Aristide Athanassiadis (Université Libre de Bruxelles -)
  6. Paul Hoekman (Metabolism of Cities / Penguin Protocols)
  8. Niko Heeren (ETH Zurich)

Topic Areas

• Socio-economic metabolism and material flow analysis , • Open source data, big data, data mining and industrial ecology , • Infrastructure systems, the built environment, and smart and connected infrastructure


WS-9 » Special Session: “State of the art and future directions in the study of the built environment’s stocks and flows” (11:30 - Wednesday, 28th June, Room F)

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