Circular Economy Project REPAiR receives 5 million from H2020 programme

14 april 2016 door
REPAiR (REsource Management in Peri-urban Areas: Going Beyond Urban Metabolism)

The H2020 Research & Innovation Action project REPAiR (REsource Management in Peri-urban Areas: Going Beyond Urban Metabolism) led by Alexander Wandl and Prof. Arjan van Timmeren of the Urbanism Department of Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, shall receive 5 million Euros funding from the H2020 programme.

The project will develop and implement a tool that helps local and regional authorities reduce waste flows in peri-urban areas. As the coordinator of the project, 1.4 million of the fund will befall on TU Delft, of which 1.2 million shall be dedicated to the scientific effort at the faculty, led by the Urbanism Department.

Geodesign decision support environment

A shift towards a more circular economy is crucial to achieve more sustainable and inclusive growth. The REPAiR project will provide a geodesign decision support environment (GDSE). This environment will assist local and regional authorities in reducing waste flows by helping them create integrated spatial development strategies that are both specific for the place at hand, transdisciplinary and eco-innovative. The GDSE will be developed and implemented in ‘living labs' in six metropolitan areas, namely Naples, Ghent, Hamburg, Pécs, Łódź and Amsterdam.

REPAiR is also connected to and supported by the joint TU Delft, Wageningen UR and Boston MIT initiative in Amsterdam: the AMS institute. In particular within the research theme 'Circular City'. In this specified part of the project an additional PhD will work on integrating Geodesign and urban metabolism primarily in the case of the Amsterdam metropolitan Area and to support the authorities in their decisions towards a Circular Economy supporting development.

Project partners

Project partners are from academia, industry and public administration, which include: Ghent University (BE), DiARC UNINA - University of Naples Federico II (I), HafenCity Universität Hamburg (D), Institute for Regional Studies, CERS of HAS, MTA KRTK (H), Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences (PL), Joint Research Centre (I), Geo-Col GIS and Collaborative Planning (NL), Delta Development Group (NL), BIOKOM Nonprofit Ltd (H), Gertz Gutsche Rümenapp Stadtentwicklung und Mobilität GbR (D), OVAM - Public Waste Agency of Flanders (BE), Municipality of Haarlemmermeer (NL), Campania Regional Authority (I), Pheno horizon (PL), Bauer Umwelt GmbH (D), IVAGO (BE), Stadtreinigung Hamburg (D).

More information

More information about the Scientific team and the proposal can be found here



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