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CITIES Foundation not only accelerates environmentally conscious behaviour and sustainable consumption, it essentially offers effective solutions for social inclusion.

CITIES Foundation designs and carries out sustainable, locally-rooted community projects. The Foundation is currently supported by the municipality of Amsterdam to empower communities living under the poverty line to afford

WASTED and The Wasted City have been grabbing the attention of media the world over.

It’s been a big and busy year for CITIES. The new and improved, fully digital phase of WASTED has now been rolled out including plastic-, textile-, paper- and glass waste.

The waste of yesterday is the ‘harvest of today’

In the transition towards circular cities, experience sharing is key. No two solutions will be the same, but the value gained from these experiences can be huge. This is the

Dave Hakkens in collaboration with WASTED and deBijenkorf made a Precious Plastic window installation to transform the societal perceptions and start seeing plastic trash as treasure.

Plastic was thought to be a solution… It was created to allow product affordability, mobility, replication and mass production. This indeed came with multiple socioeconomic benefits. However, the vicious plastic

‘The Wasted City’ book suggests a new scenario for our urban life: circularity. One that is environmental as much as political, social and economic.

The past few years have shown an exciting recognition of the circular economy. Innovative enterprises are springing up all over the world; from the ‘Library of Things’ in London, tool

FOODLOGICA is the only electric powered company focused solely on local food transport. Greening the last-mine of food delivery in Amsterdam.

If you’ve ever found yourself in a new city, then you know that getting from point A to point B through labyrinthine streets of staggering complexity, can be a pretty

WASTED

Current Projects

A community initiative to foster collaborative waste separation
We will only attain ecological conversion when it becomes socially desirable. CITIES found a way to make it desirable both socially and economically.

Circularity and connectivity are what almost all living systems have been based on since the big bang. Why almost? People are still firmly accustomed to the linear thinking – we take, we

Take Part in a Journey towards the Future of Circular City Making

City is an interconnected system of economic and political interactions and socio-spatial developments. Yet, conventionally, it has been characterised by a linear growth model – often referred to as ‘take-make-waste’.

WASTED presents a 3-year vision and strategy for Plastic Free Amsterdam Arena by 2020

Amsterdam Arena is a frontrunner in creating smart solutions for metropolitan challenges and contemporary societal issues. The Amsterdam Arena Innovation Center counts almost two years of generating perfect ecosystem for a cross-sectoral

WASTED COMMUNITY ACTIVATION

Work with CITIES

WASTED started with the ambition to directly involve communities in turning a straight make-take-waste system into a regenerative, circular one through a progressive plastic recycling strategy. Now we’re expanding to Amsterdam De Pijp with our separation scheme for bulky waste, seeking a small team of community activators to lead the way!
Thanks to a partnership with De Gezonde Stad, the WASTED Reward System takes new form, and new forms of waste, in the Dapperbuurt neighborhood of Amsterdam Oost.

WASTED began nearly two years ago as a pilot project in Amsterdam Noord – the city’s northern ‘hood, separated from the central boroughs by the river IJ. With much success, that

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