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

2016 – 2020 – Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation

The core objective of REPAiR was 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 ongoing initiatives of the European Commission towards establishing a strong circular economy.

Gustavo Arciniegas’ expertise in REPAiR:

  • Develop, implement, test and deploy the open-source geodesign decision support environment (GDSE) within a living lab, whose goal was facilitate the co-development of fast and reliable alternatives for spatial sustainable development strategies that quantitatively reduce waste.
  • Map dynamic flows of waste for all six peri-urban areas
  • Organization and execution of stakeholder workshops as part of six peri-urban living labs: Amsterdam, Naples, Ghent, Hamburg, Lodz, Pécs.

More information:

The following research article describes the geodesign-based living lab approach applied.