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Exciting work is occurring in Scotland connecting community with soil

Soil City was initiated by Open Jar Collective to create space for conversation, participatory research and knowledge exchange about soil. Soil isn’t part of most everyday interactions, education or policies

WASTED has been conducting research and consulting with key stakeholders such as the Noord community, municipality, and thrift shops to develop a effective and equitable bulky waste management strategy

  As you probably already know, WASTED has been working on solutions to improve the management of bulky waste in Amsterdam. This is part of the City of Amsterdam’s wider

“There is no such thing as waste, there is just stuff in the wrong place.” Duncan Baker-Brown

There is no ‘one-size’ solution to make a city circular. That said, The Wasted City book demonstrates the heterogeneity of approaches, all of which are critical to further the development of circular

In collaboration with VBAT, WASTED hosted a breakout session at the 2017 ‘What Design Can Do’ annual conference, held on the 24th May. n the session, we asked participants these questions; to rethink their perceptions of plastic.

We’ve all been there; open the fridge to grab some milk for your coffee, only to realise the carton is empty. Annoyance aside, what do you see when you look at

It’s time for you to know: CITIES’ third publication is under way! And it’s time for the world to know: a community-centered, circular move beyond “take-make-waste” habits is within reach for city makers and citizens alike. This book will show a way forward.

We live in a linear world. The stubborn inertia of a dominant “business as usual” has spread wasteful habits throughout cities of the global north. Economic interactions and socio-spatial developments

What can architects do in response to aging issues? How can we think beyond physical solutions and use the existing city more effectively towards population aging? This instalment forms part of our research journey into the relationship between aging populations and cities.

Last week we looked at Matthias Hollwich’s guide to ‘New Aging’. This week we look at his latest building prototype, named Skyler, which was designed taking into consideration the aging

Three weeks ago, architect Matthias Hollwich released his book ‘New Aging’. Being more or less a self-help guide to aging, the book provides tips for successful aging. What are the most useful lessons, and what tips are rather ridiculous? This installment forms part of our research journey into the relationship between aging populations and cities.

Turning 40, architect Matthias Hollwich of Hollwich Kushner Architecture (HWKN) realized that he may have already lived half of his life, and started to think about what the next 40

To what extent are aging issues embedded in the paradigms through which we plan, build, and develop cities and communities? How can we achieve large-scale changes through more local, targeted actions? This instalment forms part of our research journey into the relationship between aging populations and cities.

The last article of this series ultimately posed the question: How can we make people across all fields of urban development aware of age-friendly features (discussed in the last article)

WASTED's Barbara Koole Exchanges Knowledge in Fabrication City Barcelona at Fabrica del Sol and Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Active aging rhetoric is now widespread in policy as well as everyday life, presenting itself as a magic solution to issues relating to population aging. How did the concept of active aging emerge? And what does active aging really entail? This installment forms part of our research journey into the relationship between aging populations and cities.

Life-long learning as part of a more flexible arrangement of the life-course (Source: trbimg.com) To understand the emergence of active aging discourse and policy practice, we have to see it

This is the third installment of our research journey into the relationship between aging populations and cities. We introduce another three Young-Old retirement communities and see what they have in common. What can we pick up from these, sometimes absurd, retirement contexts? And do these cases help us find answers as to how to deal with population aging in cities?

In my last article, following architect Deane Simpson’s ‘Young-Old: Urban Utopias of an Aging Society’ (2015), we explored the world’s largest age-segregated community – The Villages of Florida, USA –

What is the relationship between aging populations and cities? How can we advance more innovative, age-inclusive cities as we face rapid demographic transitions? These questions form the foundation of CITIES’ new research agenda.

We have a method for project development and implementation at CITIES. To give a rough breakdown, it begins with research into a pressing global issue. Following careful analysis, we seek

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