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NEW RESEARCH THEME: AGING POPULATIONS AND CITIES

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.

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

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’ research agenda.
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Aging Populations Research Series, 2: Young-Old Utopia, ‘The Villages of Florida’
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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.
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Aging Populations Research Series, 1: Young-Old, Old-Old, Segregating and Integrating
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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.
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