Life Cycle Oriented Industrial Value Creation in Cities

Max Juraschek*, Eva Johanna Becht, Lennart Büth, Sebastian Thiede, Sami Kara, Christoph Herrmann

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A large share of environmental impacts is linked with working and living in urban areas. In densely populated spaces, a high share of consumption and value creation can be found. Urban factories aim to manufacture products close to the customer. Here, several stakeholders such as companies, employees, customers and neighborhood are involved. Urban factories also gain relevance when it comes to end-of-life treatment of products and (urban) waste. Along the life cycle of products we explore which stages are most commonly covered in urban factories. Based on an empirical study in the city of Sydney, features and motivations of urban production are identified. With the allocation of value creation steps to the product life cycle stages, an analysis of urban production is presented and summarized for life cycle oriented industrial value creation in cities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-99
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event25th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, LCE 2018 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 30 Apr 20182 May 2018
Conference number: 25


  • Life Cycle Engineering
  • Sustainable Cities
  • Urban Factories


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