A shift towards a more circular economy is crucial to achieve more sustainable and inclusive growth. The core objective of REPAiR was to provide local and regional authorities with an innovative interdisciplinary open source geodesign decision support environment (GDSE) software 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 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.

The identification of such eco-innovative strategies will be based as much as possible on the integration of life cycle thinking and geodesign in order to operationalise urban metabolism.

The geodesign decision support environment (GDSE) is an open source tool that can be used for other projects and planning contexts. For more information:

  • A detailed overview description of the GDSE can be found here.
  • A set of manuals can be found here.
  • The link to the GDSE software can be found here.