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The Urban Bio-Loop: Growing, Making, Regenerating

Organic waste from our cities and countryside, traditionally managed through landfill, incineration and composting could be diverted to become a resource for the creation of construction, engineering and architecture products before being fed back in the biological cycle at the end of their service life. This is the future ARUP envisages in its new guideline for designers and practitioners.

The Urban Bio-Loop: Growing, Making and Regenerating sheds light on the potential of readily available organic matter — peanuts, rice, bananas and potatoes — as feedstock for the creation of building materials.

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