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Proposal of a conceptual model to represent urban-industrial systems from the analysis of existing worldwide experiences

Abstract: The adoption of Industrial Symbiosis (IS) practices within urban areas is gaining interest due to the environmental impacts entailed by the development of cities. However, there is still a lack of knowledge about how the relationships between industrial and urban areas can be modelled. In this context, this research aimed at posing a conceptual model to understand and represent Urban-Industrial Systems (UIS). To this end, a set of worldwide previous UIS experiences were overviewed to identify the agents, dynamics, and collaboration opportunities that characterize them. The multi-perspective analysis of these cases indicated that UIS are complex systems, which means that they are autonomous, self-organized, responsive, nonlinear, and willing to consolidate their resilience. As such, Agent-Based Models (ABM) were suggested to be the most suitable approach for their representation.

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 Fuente: Sustainability, 2021, 13(16), 9292

Editorial: MDPI

 Fecha de publicación: 18/08/2021

Nº de páginas: 15

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.3390/su13169292

ISSN: 2071-1050

Proyecto español: DPI2017-88127-R