AMS REPAiR @Smart City Expo World Congress 2018

On november 13th during the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, AMS Institute will contribute at the Dutch Pavilion with a talk from Arjan van Timmeren (Scientific Director at AMS Institute) and Tamara Streefland (Sustainability Consultant at Metabolic).

Geodesign: the future of circular urban development?
To successfully transform our urban areas towards a circular economy, we need a multi-disciplinary approach. How can we integrate environmental and geographical sciences and economics, with design and spatial planning? Enter the world of geodesign.

Making extensive use of digital data, a geodesign approach has clear advantages over older landscape and environmental planning approaches. In this talk, Arjan van Timmeren (Scientific Director at AMS Institute) and Tamara Streefland (Sustainability Consultant at Metabolic) share learnings from the research project “Resource Management in Peri-Urban Areas: Going Beyond Urban Metabolism (REPAiR)”.

This European Union Horizon 2020 project is taking place in ‘living labs’ in six metropolitan areas. The project aims to equip local and regional authorities with strategies and decision making tools that promote using waste as a resource.

Creating a circular economy is crucial for sustainable and inclusive growth. In their presentation Arjan van Timmeren and Tamara Streefland explain how we can integrate science with spatial design for better resource management, looking specifically at food and construction & demolition waste flows within the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.

The presentation is part of the Innovation Mission Smart Cities organised by RVO.nl.