Estimation of global urban domestic material consumption

Timothy Baynes

CSIRO Land and Water

Dr. Tim Baynes has worked across a broad range of sustainability research areas including water accounting, distributed electricity generation, urban development modeling, risk and resilience assessment, climate adaptation and is currently spending a lot of time thinking about material flows.


From the projections available in the World Urban Prospects (2014) there will likely be over 6.3 billion urban dwellers in 2050, an increase of 2.7 billion people from 2010. In terms of gross numbers, more than 80 per cent of... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Timothy Baynes (CSIRO Land and Water)
  2. Josephine Kaviti Musango (Stellenbosch University)

Topic Areas

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


WS-16 » Multi-level socio-economic metabolism studies (13:45 - Wednesday, 28th June, Room G)

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