Urban Metabolism on the fringes of Europe

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Looking at the Nordic cities, the chapter suggests the notion of urban metabolism as a way of approaching the peripheral perspective of the book. Using environment and especially water as an analytical lens, the chapter highlights cases from recent research, where metabolism influences politics, going from water closets in Copenhagen over ditches in Sweden to hydropower plants in northern Norway. Concluding, the chapter suggests ways to develop the concept toward an urban environmental history.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUrban Life in Nordic Countries
EditorsHeiko Droste
Number of pages14
Place of PublicationNew York
Publication date18 Dec 2023
ISBN (Electronic)9781003346456
Publication statusPublished - 18 Dec 2023
Externally publishedYes

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