REsource Management in Peri-urban Areas: Going Beyond Urban Metabolism

A shift towards a more circular economy is crucial in order to achieve more sustainable and inclusive growth. The core objective of REPAiR is to provide local and regional authorities with an innovative transdisciplinary open source geodesign decision support environment (GDSE) developed and implemented in living labs in six metropolitan areas. 

The GDSE allows creating integrated, place-based eco-innovative spatial development strategies aiming at a quantitative reduction of waste flows in the strategic interface of peri-urban areas. These strategies will promote the use of waste as a resource, thus support the on-going initiatives of the European Commission towards establishing a strong circular economy. The identification of such eco-innovative strategies will be based as much as possible on the integration of life cycle thinking and geodesign in order to operationalise urban metabolism.

Author: Libera Amenta


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 688920.



Principal TU Delft researcher:         Arjan van Timmeren Alexander Wandl MSc

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DI Alexander Wandl, MSc