New York City’s Trash Problem Has a Design Solution

New York City’s Trash Problem Has a Design Solution

A talk with Clare Miflin, one of the authors of NYC’s Zero Waste Design Guidelines. From Common Edge. Like virtually every metropolis in the world, New York has a trash problem. The city produces approximately 24,000 tons of it a day. Much of it is carted to landfills in distant places, where it pollutes the ...
A+ Session: Design to Achieve Zero Waste Goals

A+ Session: Design to Achieve Zero Waste Goals

A zero-waste city is possible. This video taps into expertise that will show you how and where to start. Andrew Blum, journalist and independent curator of “Designing Waste: Strategies for a Zero Waste City” at the Center for Architecture, speaks to the leaders in zero waste to discuss NYC’s ambitious goal to send zero waste ...
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; ...