A new approach for grid operations that achieve a sustainable, secure, and cost-effective energy system by providing long-term, locally generated power security prioritized for the community.

The Wasted City book is a collection of work that combines compelling insights on circularity by external professionals, experts, and thinkers with a case-based approach. The latter is pursued by various specialized individuals working directly with CITIES’

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

72U brought together WASTED and De Ceuvel to discuss the question: How can we make sustainable living more accessible and relevant for all?
Emerging city makers are weaving their webs throughout cities, the EU Commission’s Lab brings them together to begin shaping solutions.
Het Hof van Cartesius bridges entrepreneurs with large companies. October 8th, we joined a sneak peek event showing the potential of their outdoor workspace in Utrecht.
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

We organized the Plastic Era Expo to advancing more sustainable behavior and conscious consumption, driven by exposure to the possibilities hidden in the mysterious world of plastic recycling.
What can architects do in response to aging issues?

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

Useful lessons and ridiculous tips from Matthias Hollwich's book ‘New Aging’.

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)

On a little island just off Amsterdam’s mainland, two neighborhoods exist: Java and KNSM. The WASTED Plastic Race brings them head-to-head in a 10-week recycling race. The goal is for each neighborhood to get as many households recycling their plastic waste as possible before the finish. Can they reach 100%?

JAVA + KNSM ISLAND COMMUNITIES RACE TO RECYCLE Racers start at the current local plastic recycling rate: 7.4% of households. During FabCity’s 10 weeks, they race 17 April through 26

Why do older adults want to ‘age in place’? And how can we facilitate it? This installment forms part of our research journey into the relationship between aging populations and cities.

In my first article of this research series, I introduced two central tenets in the field of aging studies: age-segregation and age-integration. In the articles that followed, we looked at

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