pilot report 2015 wasted

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.

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CITIES is traveling to Offprint Paris 2015, bringing the WASTED Laboratory and more to showcase sustainability in light of the COP21 United Nations climate conference.
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pilot report 2015 wasted
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.
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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.
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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.
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CITIES moves to Noord! Relocating to Boomerang CASA, we have desk space available for rent to urban professionals.
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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.
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Get WASTED. Give plastic. Get rewards. WASTED teams with local businesses and cultural organizations to generate plastic-valued rewards for WASTED Neighbors.
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This internship opportunity is focused on developing and executing a cutting-edge action plan to take the WASTED Reward System to the next level.
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22 November 2015
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WASTED is a neighborhood laboratory for small-scale plastic waste reprocessing, located in Noorderpark, Amsterdam. WASTED aims to be an engine of Social Design, where social benefits of neighborhood activation coincide with and enforce aims of setting new sustainable standards for product design. (Dutch follows English in text.)
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A global project aiming to re-institutionalize urban development in a more collaborative, innovative and effective fashion. We Own The City the publication launched 27 May 2014, featuring research in New York, Moscow, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Taipei, and interviews with architects such as OMA, MVRDV, NEXT Architects and UN Studio.
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Exploring historic food trails, tastes and traditions that past with present in Amsterdam's historic center.

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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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April 2015 CITIES partnered with KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm to give a lecture and workshop, spotlighting CITIES’ project WASTED in relations to principles of Ecological Citizenship in urban development.
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Chosen from a pack of inspirational speakers at Pakhuis de Zwijger, WASTED Project Manager Barbara Koole presented WASTED at TEDxAUCollege the 4th of March 2015.
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We Own The City launched in Hong Kong 10 October 2014, held at University of Hong Kong Swindon Bookstore. Find out more, see photos and watch short movies here.
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Research into urban waste management
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Research into branding of eco-cities and their implementation
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Research into cities that have multiple centres of activity
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Research into urban agriculture projects and farming within cities ( )
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We Own The City has expanded into a global project working directly with diverse citizen initiatives in five major cities to collectively produce CITIES’ upcoming book: "We Own The City: Enabling Community Practices in Architecture and Planning"
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