Metabolism of Cities Data Hub

The Metabolism of Cities Data Hub serves as a central repository for a wide variety of information pertaining to urban metabolism in cities around the world. Whether you are looking for resources on a city’s infrastructure, stocks and flows, biophysical characteristics, or more, the Data Hub’s well-defined structure allows users to easily search through available information. As an ongoing project, this tool is continuously improved through crowdsourcing uploads of new data and information sources. Contribute to this ongoing project, fulfill your information needs, and explore what the Data Hub has to offer!

Phases

In the Data collection phase, we focus on gathering datasets, geospatial information, government reports, academic work, and other contextual and supporting material to provide a strong baseline before starting to work with the data.
In the Data processing phase, we convert the uploaded data into a consistent format so that it can be loaded into a single database. We take care to properly review, tag and label each item before loading it into the system.
In the Data analysis phase, we take all the uploaded information and try to take a system-wide look to better understand what is going on in our city of study. We create system diagrams and try to connect the various parts of earlier work to get new insights.

Current progress

Buenos Aires
  • 126 documents
  • Context
  • Biophysical characteristics
  • Infrastructure
  • Stocks and flows
  • 54% data collection completion
Madrid
  • 170 documents
  • Context
  • Biophysical characteristics
  • Infrastructure
  • Stocks and flows
  • 67% data collection completion
Valladolid
  • 83 documents
  • Context
  • Biophysical characteristics
  • Infrastructure
  • Stocks and flows
  • 57% data collection completion