Our study will take place in three urban areas. In Amsterdam we analyze how the implementation of carbon neutral heating technologies impact the use of water, biomass, and electricity at different scales. In Miami we improve an urban farming initiative by optimizing the integration between sustainable technologies such as hydroponics and solar energy. And in Marseille, we propose designs for resource recovery from the water cycle for a new neighborhood and how it can be scaled up regionally.
In all three cases, in addition to economic and environmental sustainability measures, we present our results together with questions about social resilience and justice. For example, what is the level access Amsterdam residents have in the processes of decision making? Is urban farming in Miami a solution to bring fresh food to the poorer neighborhoods? And, who is likely to live in the new circular neighborhood of Marseille?
This project has received funding through the Sustainable Urban Global Initiative (SUGI) call which has been made possible by the Belmont Forum, JPI Urban Europe and the European commission.