The question of an environmentally sound management of all wastes throughout their life cycle as it is proposed by SDG12 of the United Nations, is getting crucial in situations where there is a vast amount of construction and demolition waste materials. This also holds true for the situation of Mosul, where during the war of 2014-2017 the destruction of most of the infrastructure and subsequent reconstruction efforts lead to the necessity of using a vast amount of construction and demolition materials for example in road construction, reproducing concrete and other reconstruction projects. This leads to questions of waste material management as well as considering structural characteristics of waste materials in the planning process. In our four-day workshop we invite you to learn about and discuss the issues described above and more, develop ideas with us which will then be presented and discussed on the final conference day. The workshop is open for students of all disciplines and especially relevant for students of architecture, engineering, environmental science, spatial planning.