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Evaluation of urban metabolism based on emergy synthesis: A case study for Beijing (China)
Cities (“urban superorganisms”) exhibit metabolic processes. Disturbance of these processes results from the high throughput of the socioeconomic system as a result of the flow of resources betweenExpand
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Ecological network and emergy analysis of urban metabolic systems: Model development, and a case study of four Chinese cities
We used network pathways and network utility analysis to analyze the basic network structure of the urban metabolic system and the complex ecological relationships within the system, providing a new way to perform such research. Expand
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Measurement and evaluation of interactions in complex urban ecosystem
The objective of this study is to measure and evaluate the interactions among various variables in the complex urban ecosystem (CUE), through employing an equilibrium model, a metabolism model and aExpand
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Urban Metabolism: A Review of Current Knowledge and Directions for Future Study.
  • Y. Zhang, Z. Yang, X. Yu
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Environmental science & technology
  • 10 September 2015
The concept of urban metabolism has become an effective method to evaluate the flows of energy and materials within an urban system, thereby providing insights into the system's sustainability and the severity of urban problems such as excessive social, community, and household metabolism at scales ranging from global to local. Expand
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Regional environmental risk assessment for the Nanjing Chemical Industry Park: an analysis based on information-diffusion theory
A recent Chinese policy requires that all enterprises that store and use hazardous chemicals must become part of a chemical industry park. Although this reduces the environmental risk caused by theExpand
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Emergy analysis of the urban metabolism of Beijing
Cities can be modeled as if they were superorganisms with a range of metabolic processes. Research on this urban metabolism can contribute to solving urban environmental problems by revealing detailsExpand
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Analysis of the temporal and spatial distribution of lake and reservoir water quality in China and changes in its relationship with GDP from 2005 to 2010
We analyzed the spatial distribution of lake and reservoir water quality in China, and the trends from 2005 to 2010, based on monitoring data from 28 large Chinese lakes and reservoirs. We used aExpand
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Characteristics of Tianjin's material metabolism from the perspective of ecological network analysis
Abstract Cities are primary sites of resource consumption and pollution discharge. As a city with an urbanization rate far higher than the global average, Tianjin is facing severe resource andExpand
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An integrated analysis of input and output flows in an urban carbon metabolism using a spatially explicit network model
Abstract An integrated analysis of urban carbon metabolism from both input and output perspectives can present new insights to support carbon mitigation. In this study, we combined a previouslyExpand
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Prioritizing chemicals for environmental management in China based on screening of potential risks
The rapid development of China’s chemical industry has created increasing pressure to improve the environmental management of chemicals. To bridge the large gap between the use and safe management ofExpand
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