On May 17, 40 students from two ‘REPAiR Universities’ – Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (UNINA) and Delft University of Technology (TUD) met at the Faculty of Architecture and the built Environment at TU Delft to present and discuss their preliminary results for spatial strategies and eco-innovative solutions for a more circular and sustainable future of both, Naples and Amsterdam, metropolitan area.
This gave the students, but also to involved research teams, the possibility to discuss similarities and differences of their theoretical approaches to dealing with complex urban and peri-urban systems and the use of material and land resources within.
We could see that we are on a good way to our joined goal to advance the concept of urban metabolism with equally strong developed aspects of the physiology as well as morphology of peri-urban areas in order to be able to develop context sensitive eco-innovative solutions.
The Institute for Regional Studies (RKI) was conducting an online survey among the participating students in order to understand how the event influenced their understanding of circular economy and resource management.
e are all looking forward to the follow up 3 days international workshop in Naples from June 7 to 9.
Students from these three courses were attending:
Geo-design for a Circular Economy in Urban Regions (TUD) – responsible instructor: DI A. Wandl
R&D Studio – Spatial Strategies for the Global Metropolis – responsible instructor: Assistant Professor Lei QU
Laboratorio di Progettazione Urbanistica – responsible instructor: Professor Michelangelo Russo