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Write a specification for the multi-scale integration
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ProjectMetabolism of Cities Data Hub
TagsData Hub Priority Plan 2021 Multi-scale integration
Assigned toYves Bettignies Cari
SubscribersAristide AthanassiadisCarolin BellstedtFrancisco FelixGerardo EzequielPaul HoekmanReshma SomanSimron J. SinghTaina WanderleyYves Bettignies Cari
The objective of this project is to address the significant lack of metabolic flow data at the scale of urban territories. With this project, we set up a method to produce metabolic flow data at the urban scale from global databases accessible and standardized at the supra-urban scale.
The general framework of the project is as follows. We use existing standardized databases of metabolic flows at supra-urban scales (i.e., national scale). We then use "downscaling parameters", known at both national and urban scales (e.g., average income, employment distribution, etc.). The observed difference in the values of these downscaling parameters between the two scales allows us to estimate urban flows from national flows. These results are compared for cities for which "classical" flow databases are available.
The methods and parameters for downscaling, as well as the databases to be used, are being selected/production. See the list of tasks.
Context: This project is part of the priority plan for the metabolism of cities for the year 2021. It is carried out with the 2 other projects "MFA integration" and the creation of an API for the data. The data produced in the multi-scale integration project can be directly used for these two other projects.
We do not yet have a full specification for multi-scale integration priority project. This spec should be written according to the regular spec writing outline. This can be done by one person, or by a group of people. There are separate tasks to help specifically with the review once this is completed.
See the following specific tasks:
We meet here : https://meet.google.com/bje-pnrw-oxe