Healthy, Clean Cities EU CINCO

Accelerating efforts to minimise embodied carbon, support circularity and increase the uptake of bio-based materials in construction


Laudes Foundation
EIT Climate-KIC
Distrito Castellana Norte
Commune di Milano
Ayuntamiento de Madrid
Agenzia Mobilita’ Ambiente Territorio
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid 
Bankers Without Boundaries
Democratic Society
Material Economics 
Healthy, Clean Cities EU CINCO is a two-year initiative supported by the Laudes Foundation, which focuses on accelerating efforts to minimise embodied carbon in new buildings, supporting circular practices and increasing the uptake of bio-based materials. Acting in the cities of Madrid and Milan as the two initial testbeds, Dark Matter Labs is working with a consortium of European design partners alongside local implementation partners. The testbeds are two of Europe’s largest urban regeneration projects: Madrid Nuevo Norte and Milan’s L’Innesto.

The consortium is working closely with local partners to identify and develop innovations which could support the greenhouse gas neutrality of development over its full lifecycle, considering opportunities throughout the value chain, including policy and regulation; financing; citizen engagement; digital tools and data; and materials and processes. Dark Matter Labs is specifically focussing on innovations in the areas of policy and regulation, contractual innovation and digital and data infrastructure.

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