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“We try to bring all of the information to us and then we share it again to the other people.” - Frank Scholtens

In a truly circular economy, not a single drop of energy should be wasted. However, today we are far from this ideal; throwing away vast mountains of organic waste each

“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

Border Session with creative pioneers on the development of the road-map towards a New Economy.

The Next Economy is fuzzy, uncertain and, most of all, an adventure. The moonshots involved break with everything our economy now clings to – job security, economies of scale, linear

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
Let’s celebrate our addiction to plastic! Join us alongside diverse leaders in progressive plastic knowledge and practice to experience, discuss and debate our shared opportunities for shaping a more sustainable Plastic Era.

Have you heard of plastiglomerates? They’re hybrid rocks embedded with plastic, marking plastic’s place in the planet’s geological composition. It’s safe to say we’ve reached a point in history when

A global publication aimed at catalyzing more inclusive urban development processes available for Japanese readers. More on the book and CITIES’ supporting working methodology follow.

We Own The City advances the ambition to re-institutionalize urban development in a more inclusive, innovative and effective fashion around the world. The publication features in-depth research in New York,

Want to build your own WASTED Laboratory? This report tells you what you need to know, while revealing new possibilities and value derived from plastic waste.

How do you turn plastic waste into a modular building block? What type of plastic do you use? What machines do you need to build? How does the process work

An investigation into the diverse history and practice of architecture in Brazil, from Brutalism to socially progressive, locally influenced practices.

THE CONSEQUENCES The use of concrete in Brazil is related to a brutalist architectural tendency within the Modern architectural international panorama, during the post-war era of WWII. General characteristics of

WASTED Block, machine and process design will become open sourced for the world to access, use and build on. At this stage, we need your ideas and feedback!

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Starting in 2015, CITIES’ new project WASTED dives into community-activated plastic up-cycling and reprocessing, starting the week of 12-16 January with the WASTED Design Club, focused on realizing the WASTED Block and the blueprint for a full-on neighborhood WASTED Laboratory.

DAY ONE: INTRODUCTION AND BLOCK DESIGN Day one at the WASTED Design Club started out as you might think: Introductions. CITIES’ co-founder and managing director Francesca Miazzo and WASTED project

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