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BEYOND THE WASTED CITY: OUR NEW BOOK BEGINS

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.

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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.
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With nearly 700 member households in Amsterdam Noord, the Municipality is no longer able or willing to provide the support we need to increase local plastic recycling even further. Now YOU CAN SAVE WASTED NOORD!
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The 10-week plastic race ended with increased recycling rates and awareness, and the donation of two recycled-plastic picnic tables.
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Our WASTED Soldiers are armed and ready to storm the streets and canals by foot and boat to recycle during Amsterdam’s Gay Pride Canal Parade! They’ll also be giving out rewards to all the virtuous do-gooders who help keep the streets clean!
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NRK plastics gone circular congress
Plastic is an unbelievably versatile, low cost material. We can create new objects, goods and construction materials, and we can recycle it again and again and again. Whether you support closed-loop plastic recycling, or oppose it, this Congress is the place to be.
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Want to earn 90 EUR at Amsterdam’s Gay Pride Parade, while supporting a good cause and helping keep the city clean? Then you should definitely be a WASTED Soldier.
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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%?
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    URBAN REPORTERS

    CITIES the magazine is looking for Urban Reporters
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    WORK WITH CITIES

    We are developing a new publication examining socio-spatial transitions for circular city making. Interns will research the subject in-depth, lending directly to final case study selection and analysis that constitute the majority of the book.
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    12 September 2016
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    As CITIES’ first registered commercial activity, FOODLOGICA lives to elevate the virtuous cycle of food in the urban ecosystem, and to push further for new, holistic and sustainable standards for urban food consumption.
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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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    WASTED teamed with Plastic Soup Foundation and Amsterdam Schoon (clean) to help keep the streets clean during and after the massive 2016 Europride Canal Parade. Our WASTED Soldiers were on the frontlines of the endeavor, promoting recycling and our Reward System.
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    NRK Recycling organized the Plastics Gone Circular Congress to bring together actors from citizens to members of parliament in a push to close the plastic loop, making plastic the standard in sustainable raw materials.
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    Plastic Era Expo
    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.
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    WASTED teamed with the Municipality of Amsterdam to organize a community cleanup day in Amsterdam North.
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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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    WE OWN THE CITY – THE BOOK

    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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    Aging Populations Research Series, 9: Aging architecture and borrowing space & time
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    What can architects do in response to aging issues? How can we think beyond physical solutions and use the existing city more effectively towards population aging? This instalment forms part of our research journey into the relationship between aging populations and cities.
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    Aging Populations Research Series, 8: 10 tips to ‘New Aging’
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    Three weeks ago, architect Matthias Hollwich released his book ‘New Aging’. Being more or less a self-help guide to aging, the book provides tips for successful aging. What are the most useful lessons, and what tips are rather ridiculous? This installment forms part of our research journey into the relationship between aging populations and cities.
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    Aging Populations Research Series, 7: On paradigms and making big changes
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    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.
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    Aging Populations Research Series, 6: Aging in place
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    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.
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