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 be an interdisciplinary toolkit. Zero Waste Design Guidelinesis the result of intense research and collaboration: multiple architects, the Department of Sanitation (DSNY), the Department of City Planning (DCP), and the Department of Transportation (DOT) participated in workshops and roundtables, while the book’s authors also conducted more than 40 building site visits and building manager interviews.