The World Economic Forum’s Future of Urban Development and Services Initiative has released its new whitepaper on the Circular Economy in Cities: evolving the model for a sustainable urban future.
This whitepaper traces the conceptual underpinnings of the circular economy, and explains why cities are key to accelerating the transition away from the traditional ‘take-make-dispose’ model. It draws on examples from cities around the world in areas including channelling used building materials to new building sites, water harvesting and reuse, reducing energy use, electronic waste, healthcare and procurement. It explains the opportunities in the circular economy for all stakeholders and the ways in which they can collaborate at city level.
Lectura adicional All related content
Cities can become smarter, by going circular
Digital disruption is transforming the way we envision our cities. As we embark on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we must challenge traditional ways of thinking about how we manage our...
Why makerspaces could be the secret to making smart cities smart
In the wake of the Paris agreement on climate change, cities have increasingly been seen as the laboratories where smart solutions for radically curbing global emissions are being cooked ...
The circular economy could save life on Earth – starting with our cities
Imagine a future where human prosperity does not translate into sacrificing nature.