The use of Urban Metabolism to support decision making processes: The case of Gothenburg

Leonardo Rosado

Chalmers University of Technology

Dr. Leonardo Rosado has ten years of expertise in Material Flow Accounting and developer of a groundbreaking method that allows a complete quantification of material flows at the metropolitan area level, with disaggregation by economic activities, municipalities within the metropolitan area and by product types. Currently, working at the district level on Factor 10 area of research, as well as circular economy methods that include establishment of Industrial Symbiosis at the urban level. He has been involved in various research projects focused on urban systems, such as the Regional Industrial Symbiosis, Municipal Environmental Impacts method. He has also been involved in various European consortiums in different platforms, such as, Climate-KIC Industrial Symbiosis platform, acting as deputy member representing Chalmers, and the Smart Sustainable Districts and the enCO2re (enabling CO2reuse) flagships has the main lead at Chalmers.


Rapid urbanization in recent decades has placed huge pressure on the world’s natural resources, leading to threats of resource scarcity and degraded ecosystems. Decoupling economic growth from resource use and environmental... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Leonardo Rosado (Chalmers University of Technology)
  2. Yuliya Kalmykova (Chalmers University of Technology)
  3. Alexandra Lavers (Chalmers University of Technology)
  4. Joao Patricio (Chalmers University of Technology)
  5. Paul Gontia (Chalmers University of Technology)

Topic Areas

• Socio-economic metabolism and material flow analysis , • Decision support methods and tools , • Sustainable urban systems


MS-9 » Urban metabolism and infrastructure systems (11:45 - Monday, 26th June, Room F)

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