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All of the source code for the websites in the Metabolism of Cities network are open sourced. Our repository can be found on Github. We use the following technologies:

In order to meaningfully contribute to this project (or clone it and use it for your own purposes), you should ideally be comfortable with (or willing to learn about) the aforementioned technologies. You can make a meaningful contribution if you know either about python/Django, or about HTML/CSS/Javascript (allowing you to contribute with back-end or front-end programming, respectively).

The tech work on Metabolism of Cities has so far be done by a small number of people. However, we are very keen to get others involved. Due to the nature of the work, it would be ideal if you have a background both in urban metabolism/industrial ecology, and in web development. If you are not very familiar with our topic matter, but you are a keen programmer and willing to learn and spend time on this project, then we are happy to assist you in that journey.

To get the repository set up locally, please refer to our readme on Github. Furthermore, we have a set of introduction videos that walk you through our codebase. Have a look to get an idea of how things work. If you are ready to contribute, have a look at the task list below and pick a task of your liking. There is MUCH more to do than what is documented here, so you can also use the chatbox below to bring up additional ideas or questions.


Task list

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Add units to the visualisations
Metabolism of Cities Data Hub
Programming work
Completed Medium priority
5 1 month ago
by Paul Hoekman
Properly embed adjacency lists
Metabolism of Cities Data Hub
Programming work
In Progress Medium priority
5 1 month, 2 weeks ago
by Paul Hoekman
Develop standard unit conversion for datasets
Metabolism of Cities Data Hub
Programming work
Open Medium priority
5 1 month, 2 weeks ago
by Paul Hoekman
Allow for easy GPS configuration
Metabolism of Cities Data Hub
Programming work
Completed Medium priority
5 5 months, 1 week ago
by Paul Hoekman
Enable legend for the graphics by default
Metabolism of Cities Data Hub
Programming work
Open High priority
5 5 months, 2 weeks ago
by Carolin Bellstedt
Set up a proper "mini-site" for the priority project
Metabolism of Cities Data Hub
Programming work
Completed Medium priority
5 5 months, 3 weeks ago
by Paul Hoekman
Set up voting mechanism for tasks
Metabolism of Cities
1 vote
Programming work
Completed Medium priority
5 5 months, 3 weeks ago
by Paul Hoekman
Make it easier to upload EW-MFA
Metabolism of Cities
1 vote
Programming work
Open Medium priority
5 5 months, 4 weeks ago
by Paul Hoekman
Create "direct messaging" functionality
Metabolism of Cities Data Hub
Programming work
Open Medium priority
5 5 months, 4 weeks ago
by Paul Hoekman
Properly embed geocode scheme foundation
Metabolism of Cities Data Hub
Programming work
Open Medium priority
5 6 months ago
by Paul Hoekman
Add priority plan to MOI
Metabolism of Cities Data Hub
Programming work
Completed Medium priority
5 6 months, 1 week ago
by Paul Hoekman
Clean up task overview and workflow issues
Metabolism of Cities Data Hub
1 vote
Programming work
Open Medium priority
5 6 months, 1 week ago
by Paul Hoekman
Resolve database error when doing within lookup for specific cities
Metabolism of Cities Data Hub
Programming work
Open Medium priority
5 6 months, 1 week ago
by Paul Hoekman
Add countries to cities/islands
Metabolism of Cities Data Hub
Programming work
Completed Medium priority
5 6 months, 1 week ago
by Paul Hoekman
Process large datafiles asynchronous
Metabolism of Cities Data Hub
1 vote
Programming work
Open Medium priority
5 7 months ago
by Paul Hoekman
Set up economic data processing
Metabolism of Cities Data Hub
Programming work
Open Medium priority
5 7 months ago
by Paul Hoekman
Enable the editing of shapefile metadata
Metabolism of Cities Data Hub
Programming work
Open Medium priority
5 7 months, 1 week ago
by Carolin Bellstedt
Figure out how to integrate HDI
Metabolism of Cities Data Hub
Programming work
Open Medium priority
5 7 months, 1 week ago
by Paul Hoekman
Set up front-end selection tool/option for nesting
Metabolism of Cities Data Hub
Programming work
Open Medium priority
5 7 months, 1 week ago
by Carolin Bellstedt
Set up front-end pages design of manual/guide
Metabolism of Cities Data Hub
Programming work
Open Medium priority
5 7 months, 1 week ago
by Carolin Bellstedt
Add “data quality” indication for collected and processed data
Metabolism of Cities Data Hub
Programming work
Open Medium priority
5 7 months, 2 weeks ago
by Carolin Bellstedt
Restructure Data Layer Tags
Metabolism of Cities Data Hub
Programming work
In Progress Medium priority
5 7 months, 3 weeks ago
by Paul Hoekman

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