PUMA: Prospecting the Urban Mines of Amsterdam
PUMA is a project from the AMS research programme which focuses on exploring Amsterdam's 'urban mine'. The concept of 'urban mining' has not been clearly defined up to now. It is even less clear what an urban mining system should look like. Which factors are important and what roles can they play in an urban mining system? What incentives are there for setting up such a system? What obstacles will be encountered and how can they be removed? How these choices are made also depends on whether we regard urban mining as a local initiative or something that has to be tackled at a higher scale, in other words at national, European or even global level. It is also important whether we believe that governments should be responsible or that this is primarily a task for companies. The PUMA consortium consists of researchers from Leiden University, Delft University of Technology, the Waag Society and Metabolic that is carrying out research into this.
- Ester van der Voet, Ruben Huele, Job Spierings, Ruben Huele, Ellen van Bueren, Alexander Koutamanis, Boukje van Reijn, Anna Krotova, Luuk Gremmen, Sho Lin
- Project leader
- Ruben Huele
- Leiden University, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Waag Society, AMS Institute / Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Metabolic