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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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FabCity is a self-sufficient micro-society emerging April through June 2016 to explore current solutions to tomorrow’s biggest urban challenges – like plastic waste. CITIES brings a not-to-be-missed 4-part inside look into plastic’s many possibilities.
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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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In cooperation with FabCity Campus – the Europe by People arts and design program during the EU2016 Dutch Presidency, WASTED organized a Plastic Race to engage locals of a small island community in a race to recycle more plastic and set an example for the rest of the city. As the WASTED Plastic Race Campaigner, you'll be leader in community activation and project managment.
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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 the Municipality of Amsterdam to organize a community cleanup day in Amsterdam North.
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WASTED's Barbara Koole Exchanges Knowledge in Fabrication City Barcelona at Fabrica del Sol and Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
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On 17 February 2016, we welcomed the students of the Gymnasium Haganum in The Hague and their French exchange students to have a three-part WASTED workshop at the Gele Pomp, located in Amsterdam Noord’s Noorderpark. During the morning workshop, we helped make students aware of our collective plastic addiction; taught them how to recognize different types of plastic during a Plastic Archeology lesson; and showed them how to reprocess locally recycled plastic waste.
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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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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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Branding sustainable cities

Research into branding of eco-cities and their implementation
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Polycentric cities

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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, 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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Aging Populations Research Series, 5: Population aging and care around the world
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Japan is at the forefront of population aging worldwide, closely followed by European countries and the USA. The largest aging challenges, however, are expected to take place in the developing world. What is going on in different parts of the world? And what are the responses to population aging? This instalment forms part of our research journey into the relationship between population aging and cities.
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