How can cities reuse their resources to provide for housing, public spaces and urban qualities?
How can planning reduce the environmental impact of urban development?
What type of policies and projects can we design in make urbanspace more adaptive to energy, waste and water resources?
The 2018 edition of the Studio explored the impact and practice of the principles of circularity in developing urban areas, housing, public space. Still today, the idea of circularity is not yet addressed in the field of planning and urban development. The Studio therefore engages with it in order to explore the transformation of the urban fabrics, the changing spatial practices and modes of governance that are underlying the shift to an idea of close-loop material flows and circular economy. The format of the studio combines critical scholarship, policy making and case study analysis in the context of Amsterdam Region.