Escalating trends in the urban metabolism of Hong Kong: 1971-1997.

  title={Escalating trends in the urban metabolism of Hong Kong: 1971-1997.},
  author={Kimberley A. Warren-Rhodes and Albert A. Koenig},
  volume={30 7},
Urban metabolism measures quantitatively a city's load on the natural environment. We update the Newcombe et al. (3) pioneering study of Hong Kong's urban metabolism in 1971, highlighting trends in resource consumption and waste generation. Per capita food, water and materials consumption have surged since the early 1970s by 20%, 40%, and 149%, respectively. Tremendous pollution has accompanied this growing affluence and materialism, and total air emissions, CO2 outputs, municipal solid wastes… CONTINUE READING

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