[Amphi for all - Bio-inspired analysis of the city for the improvement of its metabolic disorder

18 January 2022 18:00 - 18 January 2022 19:00

The conference "Bio-inspired analysis of the city for the improvement of its metabolic disorder", presented by Christophe MENEZO, Professor of Universities, Laboratory of Optimization of the Design and Engineering of the Environment (LOCIE), Polytech Annecy-Chambéry, will take place on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 6 pm online on the YouTube channel of the university.

[Click to watch the conference live]

At the end of the conference, there will be a time for discussion, where you can ask your questions in writing via a Zoom meeting, and the speaker will answer live.

To access the Zoom meeting:

  • Meeting ID: 913 5711 3999
  • Secret code: 31sKbT



The environmental footprint of urban areas is high. It accounts for 60-80% of global energy consumption, 75% of natural resources consumed and is responsible for 75% of greenhouse gas emissions. Urban metabolism is a bio-inspired approach referring to the internal processes by which natural systems, whatever their scale (from protein to ecosystem), maintain a continuous exchange of matter and energy with their environment. This allows them to optimise their functioning, growth and reproduction as an adaptation strategy. Natural systems, however dissipative, organise themselves in such a way as to optimise robustness and efficiency by capturing or reusing what is generated by their metabolic activity. The high environmental footprint of a city is precisely the result of a disorder in its metabolism! Can the knowledge acquired about natural systems provide solutions for the urban worlds of tomorrow?