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Circular Urban Wood

Absorbing carbon dioxide from the air and storing it for decades, wood is a key material in the transition towards low carbon economy and is therefore highly valuable. Moreover, urban wood that comes from the trees standing in public places has social value. It represents local heritage, and holds stories and memories from communities. That is why the City of Amsterdam has recently established an auction system for the collection and distribution of this precious material, to provide everyone with equal access to urban wood. Nevertheless, as the City has adopted the goal of being circular by 2050, this new system of urban wood distribution should be structured around the circular economy. On this basis, the Circular Urban Wood Living Lab helps the City explore how to achieve circularity in urban wood flow in Amsterdam.

Project members: Melih Fırat Ayaz, Sam Amin and Yannich Schrik.

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