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The Wasted City

Approaches to Circular City Making

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  • Informs, advances, integrates and establishes support for circular approaches
  • How can we integrate waste in our daily urban systems?

Editors: Francesca Miazzo / CITIES Foundation
Contributors: Francesca Miazzo, Mehdi Comeau, Alex Thibadoux, Marijana Novak, Anna Hult, Barbara Koole, Joost Beunderman, Konstantinos Kourkoutas, Federico Savini, Michiel Schwarz
Design: Chris Knox

2017, trancityˣvaliz with CITIES Amsterdam | supported by Creative Industries Fund NL | paperback | 164 pp | 24 x 17 (h x w) | English | ISBN 978-94-92095-31-2

The Wasted City—Approaches to Circular City Making turns our thinking about our urban habits around, asking how we can approach systemic circularity and integrate waste in our daily systems. Looking at the city as an ecosystem, urban planning, design and architecture practices adapt the built environment in which people and materials interact within a complex system. This book explores how different approaches to circularity connect and what is needed to make circular urban development the new sustainable standard. It is designed as a toolkit to kick-start new dialogue and action around circular city making. It can be used to inform, advance, integrate and establish support for circular approaches. The conclusion provides a series of statements that help citizens, designers, architects, city makers, politicians and academics ignite and instill circularity as the undeniable common denominator for systemic change.

Cases in the book:
Lena Fashion Lending Library (NL), Stichting Biomeiler (NL), Instock (NL), Vandebron (NL), Circular Amsterdam (NL), CityLab010 (NL), Flanders’ Materials Programme (BE), Bologna Lab (IT), Solidarity Fridge (ES), The Brighton Waste House (UK), Library of Things (UK), Fintry Development Trust (UK), Plant Chicago (US), The Empowerment Plan (US), Closed Loop Partners (US), United States Business Council for Sustainable Development (USBCSD) (US), Toronto Tool Library (CA), Sharing City Seoul (KR)