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WASTED's Barbara Koole Exchanges Knowledge in Fabrication City Barcelona at Fabrica del Sol and Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
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

What can we learn from the world’s largest age-segregated community – The Villages of Florida, USA? Is it really just some sort of Disney World for seniors on steroids or is there more to it? This is the second instalment of our research journey into the relationship between aging populations and cities.

  Inhabitants of The Villages are leading active lifestyles (Source: suncruisin.files.wordpress.com) We follow architect Deane Simpson in his investigation of a number of exemplary retirement communities and contexts around the

What is the relationship between aging populations and cities? How can we advance more innovative, age-inclusive cities? This is the first installment of our research journey into this topic. We invite you to join us in our discoveries.

Sun City segregated living, Arizona, USA Rapid demographic transformations across the globe make one of the most burning questions of our time evermore relevant: how do we deal with population

On the 26th of January 2016, we organized an evening around practices, innovations and possibilities shaping our future relationship with plastic waste.
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

WASTED's initial pilot phase took place January through August 2015. This report evaluates the project's central aspects as operations continue and we transition towards a self-sustaining initiative.

This report does not mark the end of WASTED, but rather signifies the project’s expansion. We have learned what worked, what didn’t, and the key areas to focus on as

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

The WASTED Plastic Night showcased innovative plastic initiatives, bringing people together alongside music, films, food and drinks to spread awareness around circular waste management.

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WASTED is fully functional! The Laboratory is now ready to reprocess and upcycle locally collected plastic into new objects, by and for the community.

The WASTED Laboratory is the foundation of the WASTED project. It unites Phase 1, phase 2, and Phase 3 in practice. It is both the finale and the beginning: it

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