How the map works

Pedestrian density / amount of waste produced
The density of particular demographic groups within the visiting pedestrian cross-section is indicated by the size of coloured areas.
This is visually related to and proportional to the amount of waste produced, which is also indicated by the variation in size of the patterned areas.
It is important to note that the size of the bars indicating the amount of waste produced is based on the area that extends from the edge of the solid pedestrian demography-density bars up to the edge of the chart – not the radian area that extends from the centre of the circle.

Six different time frames are indicated by the six sectors into which the circular chart is divided: morning – peak hour, peak hour – lunch, lunchtime, lunch – late afternoon, peak hour – evening, late evening – early morning.
This particular map is based on the activity recorded on a Friday, which provides a good cross-section of activity seeing as it is both a business day but attracts late-night activities in the evening.

The types of pedestrians visiting the area are indicated by different solid colours, which extend from the centre point of the circular charts.

Waste Types
The types of waste produced are indicated by the different patterns that extend from the outside edges of the circular charts.

Against the backdrop of a second wave of globalisation, worldwide attitudinal change is driving the need for the design planning of more socially and environmentally responsive cities. Situated within this context, a more globally competitive Sydney must position itself as a sustainable city through the upgrading of existing waste management practices.
The distinctive feature about the Sydney CBD is that the zones that exist within this high-activity, pedestrian-concentrated area all have their own very particular, discrete waste generation profile that may be distinct from the other areas around it.

The issue as such is to design and implement a sustainable waste management strategy that is able to both recognise and tackle the diversity of existing waste generation and management problems in the different zones within the Sydney CBD.
The map of the left is a trend visualisation tool that will allow us to visually understand: 1) the dynamics and relationships between pedestrian activity and density against types of waste generated and the amount, in particular zones of the CBD; and 2) the diversity of patterns that exist simultaneously within the Sydney CBD, which is revealed through the comparison and contrast of the individual charts against one another.
Using this map, we can understand and isolate areas of discussion that may be positioned as the basis of future waste management strategies in the Sydney CBD.

Statement of Intent
Through the research which we as a group have collectively conducted, it has come to light that there is a lack of incentive and awareness on the part of most pedestrians within the Central Business District when it comes to rubbish disposal. In our findings, there is a lack of available facilities for the disposal of waste and there is a lack of existence of facilities to receive recyclable waste on a pedestrian level. As a result of these findings, we would to afford our final design solution the ability to reverse some of these findings.
We want to look at ways to reduce waste at a pedestrian and individual level which will hopefully filter up in a corporate level. This will come in a form of a design aimed to change current disposal patterns, whilst simultaneously encourage recycling and the proper disposal and sorting of rubbish both at home and on the streets. In the process of doing so we will look at existing strategies to encourage the desired behaviour in other countries such as Japan, Switzerland and the Scandinavia region. We will look in to the possibility of adapting these systems for implementation in Australia, or perhaps creating a completely new system which will result in the same outcomes (and other specific target outcomes for problems encountered only in Sydney) achieved in the respective countries.
In addition, as a city frequented by tourists, we would like the outcome to be easy to use, and in so facilitate tourists to follow the same disposal patterns as locals. Furthermore, as an area with a diverse output of waste, we would like to develop a system which can be easily modified to adapt to the needs of each specific areas whilst still retaining the core outcomes of the designed solution.