Innovative strategic plans for urban waste reduction and management


2016 - 2019

UrbanWINS is a European project funded by the Research and Innovation Program Horizon 2020 that will study how cities consume resources and products, and how they eliminate the waste produced, in order to develop and test innovative plans and solutions aimed at improving waste prevention and management.

Launched in June 2016, the project will analyse current strategies for waste prevention and management in a total of 24 cities and assess how they contribute towards resilience and resource efficiency. The project will follow the urban metabolism approach, in which cities are considered living organisms that use natural resources and create a flow of materials and energies. The results will be used to define objectives and indicators of the Strategic Plans for Waste Prevention and Management in the eight pilot cities.

Active participation from citizens, governments, organisations, suppliers, research institutes and educational centres is foreseen through physical and online urban agoras in the eight pilot cities, where participants will share opinions, discuss ideas and plan solutions.

This three-year project is co-ordinated by the Municipality of Cremona, in partnership with 26 partners.

  • Torino
  • Albano Laziale
  • Bucharest
  • Cremona
  • Leiria
  • Manresa
  • Pomezia
  • Sabadell