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On the Oslo Urban Arena stage, I had the opportunity to share my insights on what cities can learn from human bodies to become healthier and more sustainable places to live.
This week I’m excited to have been featured on Tangled - a podcast about improving social and economic systems. Tune in now!
Three weeks ago, we kicked off an exciting new addition to University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) annual summer educational programming. ‘The Circular City: Towards a Sustainable Urban Ecosystem’ is a three-week intensive course jointly run by UvA and Metabolic, taking place in Amsterdam in July 2018.
We recently worked with housing corporation Eigen Haard to identify impact hotspots and circular opportunities for their housing stock, the ultimate goal being a business model that is waste-free and regenerative by design.
In this interview, put together by the School of House, I explain how festivals are ideal testing grounds for the circular economy, drawing on our research for festivals like DGTL and Welcome to the Village.
As closed ecosystems with exceptional challenges, islands are the perfect playground to test circular economics. We worked with the Dutch island of Vlieland to map its resource flows and envision its roadmap towards becoming circular. Although Vlieland faces its own unique circumstances, I've discovered many of the lessons learned there are typical of the challenges many islands face.
In this short knowledge clip, put together by students from the Metropolitan Analysis, Design and Engineering Master (MSc MADE) at AMS Institute, I explain how Material Flow Analysis forms the backbone of much of our work at Metabolic.
How do we create a truly sustainable city that takes into account not only how people live, but what they consume, produce, waste, and reuse?