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URBANWINS: Urban metabolism accounts for building waste management innovative networks and strategies

Reference: 690047


Coordinator at UC: Fausto Freire

Proponent Institution: Comune di Cremona

Projects Partners: Cremona, Ecosistemi, IUAV, Ecoteca, RoGBC, ECOTIC, CTM, ICLEI EURO, UC, Chalmers, NOVA ID, GLOBAL INOV, Marraiafura, Citta Metropolitana di Roma, CEIFACOOP, Mun, Bucaresti, ENVIRON, CCIAA CREM, SABADELL, ISTAT, Manresa, Município de Leiria, Consorci Bages, SERI, CREE GMBH, Citta di Torino, Linea Gestioni SRL

Funding Entity: European Union – Horizon 2020 | Grant Agreement No. 690047

Funding: 4 966 516.25 €



Project website: www.urbanwins.eu/

Project leaflet: EN | PT

Project presentation video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL0qX1oXOMg&t=4s


Project Objectives


The scope of the project is to develop and test methods for designing and implementing innovative and sustainable Strategic Plans for Waste Prevention and Management in various urban contexts that will enhance urban environmental resilience and guarantee progress towards more sustainable production and consumption patterns together with improvements waste recovery and recovered materials use. Urban_Wins will define a data set, based on material flow indicators, capable of supporting and orienting decision making processes for urban waste prevention

and management. Knowledge of the factors that influence the metabolism of cities will be improved together with the understanding of how those factors can be transformed in positive drivers of technological, non-technological and governance changes. The information set produced by the consortium will also focus on how a more efficient use of resources and a better management of waste can improve urban quality and citizens’ welfare, key points for urban stakeholders’ involvement, both in the planning and implementation of actions. The proposal reunites diverse

actors such as cities, research institutes and universities, environmental NGOs, IT&C, technological innovation and waste management companies, professional associations that represent EU regions, sectors and levels of governance. The complex partnership guarantees that advancement in EU research in the field of urban metabolism and waste management strategies is directly linked to stakeholder engagement and mutual learning and contributes to the achievement of resource efficiency and waste management objectives. Urban_Wins analytical tools will be built on

the base of datasets and experiences of 24 EU cities from 6 European countries and the Strategic Plans will be tested by 8 EU cities and will encompass regulatory measures, educational initiatives and sector specific actions.


Research Team



Fausto Miguel Cereja Seixas Freire

Carlos Henggeler Antunes

Luís Miguel Cândido Dias

José Carlos Góis

José Joaquim da Costa

Rita Pinheiro Garcia

Joana Bastos



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  This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 690047.