Can We Recycle Cities?

By Alex Pearlman

Urban Systems Lab
Dec 18, 2020 · 6 min read

When I sit down in the playroom with my toddler to build a city, we use a classic set of wood blocks.

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A BIOCYCLED BRICK FROM GANODERMA AND WASTE WOOD, 2019. MODIFIED. COURTESY OF REDHOUSE ARCHITECTURE
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AN ARCHITECTURAL MODEL OF A BARREL VAULT, MADE FROM MYCELIUM AND SAWDUST COMPOSITE, 2016. MODIFIED. COURTESY OF REDHOUSE ARCHITECTURE
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A BUILDING DEMOLISHED BY KINGO KARLSEN, A LEADING DANISH DEMOLITIONS COMPANY THAT PARTNERS WITH COPENHAGEN-BASED ARCHITECTS 3XN. MODIFIED. COURTESY OF 3XN

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Resilience is a quarterly publication co-produced by the Urban Systems Lab at the New School, providing a unique forum to share strategies in design, data visualization, and interdisciplinary scholarship on urban ecology, environmental justice, and sustainable cities.

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