Renewable Matter # 22 / July-August

The Blue Revolution Playground

by Antonella Ilaria Totaro

Focus future-proof cities


From the abandoned tanks and slides of an old swimming pool, to experimentation and innovation hub for the circular economy. In Holland, thanks to innovative entrepreneurs and flows of circulating materials, BlueCity is forging the Rotterdam of the future.


“To have a real impact and solve the most pressing problems, we need entrepreneurs.” This is the mantra that has been repeated for years by Siemen Cox and Wouter Veer – the creators and founders of the Blue Revolution initiative currently taking place at BlueCity in the heart of Rotterdam.

Whilst Amsterdam is constantly facing space and rent problems,...

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