Spatialising Urban Metabolism: The Supermarket as a Hub for Food Circularity

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


This talk explored the potential role of supermarkets to manage food, energy, people and packaging flows in cities to realise circularities. It used design and systems thinking to unpack how supermarkets manage these flows today to speculate on ways to close loops in their operations and how this would impact its spatial configuration.
PeriodJun 2022
Held atMINEWA 2022, Italy
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Supermarket
  • Circular economy
  • future of food
  • urban design
  • architecture
  • urban metabolism