Can Waste Be Used to Regenerate Our Cities?

Trash Cubes © Science Photo Library via the BBC

With the rise of urban dwellers comes the rise of urban waste. And, although the hidden life of garbage is still ignored by many, there is no way of escaping one of modern societies most pressing issues: unsustainable . Though many plausible and obvious solutions have already been suggested and are ready to be implemented, some experts are proposing radical solutions that may one day be a reality.

Could our rubbish be refabricated to become the fundamental building block of our future ? This is the latest radical idea being suggested on the BBC’s Building Tomorrow series by Terreform ONE architect Mitchell Joachim. Read Joachim’s complete article on the BBC here and let us know if you think our ‘smart cities’ could be made of ‘smart trash’ in the comment section below. 

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "Can Waste Be Used to Regenerate Our Cities?" 13 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 May 2015. <>