Networked Urbanism

design thinking initiatives for a better urban life

Design critics: Belinda Tato and Jose Luis Vallejo, principals of Ecosistema Urbano

Understanding waste as an inseparable part of the lifecycle of materials and the ‘metabolism’ of cities, and approach it consequently. How is waste understood and managed? Can we make this process more ‘visible’ for the general public? Can waste be understood as a resource?

The topic of the project starts from the problem of waste in a low density area, as Nurra.
We have analyzed the existing waste management system and its impact in social, economical and environmental aspect.

From our analysis we found some critical points, which are:
• Exploitation of natural environment to the use of three landfill site
• Decentralized waste management system in Nurra (centered in the main city of Sassari)
• Weakness of information and communication from the municipality mismanagement of the system












Title by Agriru Canu (Salvator Ruiju), 1957
A darsi da fare sia!

This video showed a conventional way to approach the problem of waste in Sardinia: the typical awareness campaign usually done by the local municipality.
But is it the best way to face the problem? Why doesn’t it work in Sassari and Nurra? How to involve the people in the entire process of waste management system?

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