"Urban material flow analysis: An approach for Bogotá, Colombia"

"The urbanisation process has exceeded the traditional pace of human settlement and is moving towards the formation of large urban regions in response to an increasing demand for services and environmental goods, combined with increasing production of waste and emissions. Therefore, it is funda...

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Autores Principales: "Piña, William H. Alfonso, Martínez, Clara Inés Pardo"
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Lenguaje:Inglés (English)
Publicado: Elsevier 2014
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Acceso en línea:https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/23879
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2013.10.035
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spelling ir-10336-238792020-06-03T22:15:15Z "Urban material flow analysis: An approach for Bogotá, Colombia" "Piña, William H. Alfonso Martínez, Clara Inés Pardo" Developing countries Sewage treatment Sustainable development Water pollution A fast growing city Consumption of energy Developing/transition country Energy flow analysis Increasing production Material and energy flows Sustainable production Urban materials Environmental impact Atmospheric pollution Developing world Energy flow Energy use Environmental impact Human settlement Material flow analysis Qualitative analysis Quantitative analysis Sewage treatment Urbanization Wastewater Bogota Colombia A fast growing city Developing/transition country Energy flow analysis Environmental impact Urban material flow analysis "The urbanisation process has exceeded the traditional pace of human settlement and is moving towards the formation of large urban regions in response to an increasing demand for services and environmental goods, combined with increasing production of waste and emissions. Therefore, it is fundamental to determine resource flows into cities, especially in developing countries, as well as the transformations that occur and the outputs that are produced, such as products, services and wastes. In this study, we apply urban material flow analysis, which determines the flows of inputs (water, energy, food and others) and outputs (wastewater, air pollution, wastes and others) to the city of Bogotá, Colombia to determine the relationship between demand for resources and the environmental impact of outputs. Quantitative and qualitative data for Bogotá are used to assess and compare the material and energy flow trends for this city. The results indicate that in this city, inputs and outputs are directly and linearly related. Consumption of energy and construction materials has increased, whereas food and water consumption have remained steady. Levels of recycling and sewage treatment are low, and emissions such as particulate matter have decreased. The findings from this study can be used to formulate and apply policies and strategies to improve the sustainability of resources, decrease the reliance on physical resources, increase the efficiency of resource and energy use in urban areas, and enhance sustainable production and consumption in cities. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd." 2014 2020-05-26T00:06:20Z info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion 1470160X https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/23879 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2013.10.035 eng info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess application/pdf Elsevier instname:Universidad del Rosario reponame:Repositorio Institucional EdocUR
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topic Developing countries
Sewage treatment
Sustainable development
Water pollution
A fast growing city
Consumption of energy
Developing/transition country
Energy flow analysis
Increasing production
Material and energy flows
Sustainable production
Urban materials
Environmental impact
Atmospheric pollution
Developing world
Energy flow
Energy use
Environmental impact
Human settlement
Material flow analysis
Qualitative analysis
Quantitative analysis
Sewage treatment
Urbanization
Wastewater
Bogota
Colombia
A fast growing city
Developing/transition country
Energy flow analysis
Environmental impact
Urban material flow analysis
spellingShingle Developing countries
Sewage treatment
Sustainable development
Water pollution
A fast growing city
Consumption of energy
Developing/transition country
Energy flow analysis
Increasing production
Material and energy flows
Sustainable production
Urban materials
Environmental impact
Atmospheric pollution
Developing world
Energy flow
Energy use
Environmental impact
Human settlement
Material flow analysis
Qualitative analysis
Quantitative analysis
Sewage treatment
Urbanization
Wastewater
Bogota
Colombia
A fast growing city
Developing/transition country
Energy flow analysis
Environmental impact
Urban material flow analysis
"Piña, William H. Alfonso
Martínez, Clara Inés Pardo"
"Urban material flow analysis: An approach for Bogotá, Colombia"
description "The urbanisation process has exceeded the traditional pace of human settlement and is moving towards the formation of large urban regions in response to an increasing demand for services and environmental goods, combined with increasing production of waste and emissions. Therefore, it is fundamental to determine resource flows into cities, especially in developing countries, as well as the transformations that occur and the outputs that are produced, such as products, services and wastes. In this study, we apply urban material flow analysis, which determines the flows of inputs (water, energy, food and others) and outputs (wastewater, air pollution, wastes and others) to the city of Bogotá, Colombia to determine the relationship between demand for resources and the environmental impact of outputs. Quantitative and qualitative data for Bogotá are used to assess and compare the material and energy flow trends for this city. The results indicate that in this city, inputs and outputs are directly and linearly related. Consumption of energy and construction materials has increased, whereas food and water consumption have remained steady. Levels of recycling and sewage treatment are low, and emissions such as particulate matter have decreased. The findings from this study can be used to formulate and apply policies and strategies to improve the sustainability of resources, decrease the reliance on physical resources, increase the efficiency of resource and energy use in urban areas, and enhance sustainable production and consumption in cities. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd."
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author "Piña, William H. Alfonso
Martínez, Clara Inés Pardo"
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Martínez, Clara Inés Pardo"
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title "Urban material flow analysis: An approach for Bogotá, Colombia"
title_short "Urban material flow analysis: An approach for Bogotá, Colombia"
title_full "Urban material flow analysis: An approach for Bogotá, Colombia"
title_fullStr "Urban material flow analysis: An approach for Bogotá, Colombia"
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