Trash Talk: New Guidelines Show How Architects and Planners Can Clean Up Cities

Trash Talk: New Guidelines Show How Architects and Planners Can Clean Up Cities

The Zero Waste Design Guidelines is a multidisciplinary book that explores in-depth how to best handle waste on the building and urban scale. From Metropolis Magazine. “Waste is a design flaw,” announces Zero Waste Design Guidelines, a recently-unveiled book produced by AIA New York (AIANY). The book–much in the vein of the 2010 Active Design Guidelines, which AIANY also helped produce–aims to
Waste Not Want Not: NYC Zero Waste Design Guidelines

Waste Not Want Not: NYC Zero Waste Design Guidelines

If we can reduce waste here, we can do it anywhere. From Building Green. Waste is a design flaw. That’s the thinking behind the Zero Waste Design Guidelines, recently issued by the NYC chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The guidelines recommend a set of best practices for designing buildings, streets, and neighborhoods to reduce the
How to put your building on a path to zero waste

How to put your building on a path to zero waste

Opinion piece by Clare Miflin in Crain’s Business NYC. Every day, 24,000 tons of waste leaves New York City. A third of it is traditional recycling material—metal, plastic, glass, cardboard and paper—roughly half of which gets recycled. Another third is organic waste, but only about 1% gets separated; the bulk of it is transported to landfills an
Is Garbage a Product of Bad Design?

Is Garbage a Product of Bad Design?

A team of architects and planners has set out to prove that heaps of waste aren’t an immutable part of a city’s topography. From City Lab. New York City is an island of imported goods. The city’s main export, though, is trash. The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) heaves more than 12,000 tons of waste each day;
Architecture exhibit ‘Designing Waste’ highlights unseen pre-collection world

Architecture exhibit ‘Designing Waste’ highlights unseen pre-collection world

The show puts balers, carts, containers and the workers who handle them, on display with the goal of making people think about how waste gets to the curb. From Waste Dive. New York’s Center for Architecture is debuting a new exhibit on June 14, “Designing Waste: Strategies for a Zero Waste City,” that literally puts some of the most
Continuing Education: Zero Waste

Continuing Education: Zero Waste

Architects—even those who don’t call themselves super-green—by now are obliged to design buildings that conserve energy and water. But do they expect to create structures that allow occupants to better manage and reduce the waste they produce? Not so much. Nevertheless, that is what a number of zero waste champions say is needed. From Architectural