REPAiR
REsource Management in Peri-urban AReas: Going Beyond Urban Metabolism
PROJECT METHODOLOGY
Four types of activities in the project: - research activities, - technological innovation, - peri-urban living labs, - promotion activities.
KEY CHALLENGE
To integrate models and methods from various sciences with design and spatial planning methods, both on a software and process level.

REPAiR Project

The main goal of our research

Repair Overview

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.

REPAiR's CONCEPT

Latest News

The latest news from the Project.
traveling Trash Tour REPAiR

Traveling trash tour visits TU Delft – Wednesday September 19, 17:00

Traveling trash tour – cycling Europe against plastic Waste visits TU Delft Wednesday September 19 -17:00 TU Delft Faculty of […]

Fig. 3 - A hypothetical example for plastic household waste

New article: “A Holistic Sustainability Framework for Waste Management in European Cities: Concept Development”

We are proud to announce the newest scientific article by REPAiR team members Sue Ellen Taelman, Davide Tonini, Alexander Wandl and […]

REPAiR 2nd Conference on LCA of waste 3

REPAiR at the 2nd Conference on Life Cycle Assessment of waste

The REPAiR researcher Sue Ellen Taelman from Gent University have presented at the 2nd Conference on Life Cycle Assessment of waste – […]

REPAiR after 18 months:

68

conferences participated

24

workshops organized

21000

persons reached (approximately)

128

dissemination activities planned from March 2018

Methodology

REPAiR follows in its structure the six questions and models of the geodesign framework and is organised in two levels (Figure 1). WPs 3 to 6 develop the six models of the geodesign framework for each study area, whereas WPs 1, 2, 7 and 8 manage different aspects across the cases and coordinate activities related to knowledge dissemination and data management.

Figure 1: REPAiR WP-structure. The empty parallellograms represent alternative spatial representations of proposed eco-innovative solutions. The bar diagram symbolises the levels of importance for specific stakeholder groups.
REPAiR’s approach to developing strategies that strengthen CE builds on the collaboration of several expert teams from industrial ecology, economy, spatial planning, environmental policies and other relevant fields and stakeholders from particular regions. This approach calls for a methodology facilitating regular inter-team interaction in a real world environment. Accordingly, the REPAiR team needs to:

THE DECISION NEEDS

Understand the decision needs of key actors in the study areas.

STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT

Generate manifold ideas for possible changes and engage future users, local stakeholders as well as thematic experts in strategy development.

URBAN METABOLISM

Specify the concept of urban metabolism to describe the crucial processes in the study area,.

FRAMEWORK OF KNOWLEDGE

Develop a framework of knowledge transfer.

FRAMEWORK OF INDICATORS

Develop a framework of indicators to assess these ideas against the current situation.

DATA MANAGEMENT STRUCTURES

Develop data management structures and user interfaces for the GDSE to enable decision makers to assess their decision alternatives quickly.

geoDesign Support Environment Software

HafenCity University

HafenCity University

Joint Research Centre

Joint Research Centre

BIOKOM Nonprofit Ltd

BIOKOM Nonprofit Ltd

Municipality of Haarlemmermeer

Municipality of Haarlemmermeer

Bauer Umwelt GmbH

Bauer Umwelt GmbH

Ghent University

Ghent University

Institute for Regional Studies HAS

Institute for Regional Studies HAS

Geo-Col GIS and Collaborative Planning

Geo-Col GIS and Collaborative Planning

Gertz Gutsche Rümenapp Stadtentwicklung und Mobilität GbR

Gertz Gutsche Rümenapp Stadtentwicklung und Mobilität GbR

Campania Regional Authority

Campania Regional Authority

Ivago

Ivago

University of Naples Federico II

University of Naples Federico II

Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization PAS

Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization PAS

Delta Development Group

Delta Development Group

OVAM – Public Waste Agency of Flanders

OVAM – Public Waste Agency of Flanders

Pheno Horizon

Pheno Horizon

Stadtreinigung Hamburg

Stadtreinigung Hamburg