One of the events organized during the several-day visit of Alexander Wandl in Poland was a meeting with representatives of the City of Lodz Office responsible for spatial- and strategic planning. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Strategy Department of the City of Lodz and the City Urban Planning Department. From the very beginning, the City of Lodz participates in the REPAiR project as an important member of PULL Łódź, where solutions for neighboring areas are developed, this time the meeting concerned the city area itself.
REPAiR scientific coordinator Alex Wandl from TU Delft had an opportunity to present the idea of REPAiR to the representatives of the City of Łódź, the City Urban Planning Department. During the meeting with the representatives of the City of Łódź and the City Urban Planning Department, responsible for planning and strategic activities, the discussion of the possibilities of supporting development processes in the city (including revitalization) using the GDSE tool took place. From the very beginning, the City of Łódź participates in the REPAiR project as an important member of PULL Łódź, where solutions for neighboring areas are developed, This time, the meeting concerned the city area itself. The presentation carried out by Alexander Wandl discussed the principles of the GDSE tool in detail and the participants discussed the possibility of using it in the activities carried out by the City of Łódź. The talks focused on the processes of managing urban resources as well as the revitalization process carried out in the city. Representatives of the City of Łódź expressed their great interest in using the GDSE tool in their activities. At the same time, the intention was to continue cooperation within the project – with the involvement of a wider group of city experts and readiness to move the city into the circular economy model.