Life cycle assessment for the comparison of urban and non-urban produced products

Max Juraschek*, Marius Becker, Sebastian Thiede, Sami Kara, Christoph Herrmann

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Rapid urbanization changes not only the shape of growing cities but also the appearances of factories. This development is closely linked to the current trend towards more sustainable products and production and will subsequently affect the production systems of city-produced goods. For certain products, it will be possible in the future for factories and distributed production sites to move back to the city due to cleaner and more sustainable production processes. This urban production can lead to differences in the impacts of a product throughout its life cycle. An evaluation of the suitability of products is required for production in an urban environment. For this purpose, an assessment of urban production is conducted focusing on products for local urban consumption along their life cycle based on two case studies and a set of scenarios from the city of Sydney.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-410
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event26th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2019 - Purdue University, West Lafayette, United States
Duration: 7 May 20199 May 2019
Conference number: 26


  • Life Cycle Assessement
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Urban Factories
  • Urban Production


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