Circular City Week New York 2021

NYC & online | 22nd until 28th of March 2021

Circular economy is a global mega trend, with the potential to transform industries and redesign urban living. The transformative potential of circularity is not specific to a single sector, but can be linked to everything from digitisation and the sharing economy, to the food industry and the built environment.

Circular City Week wants to give everyone a platform for knowledge sharing, no matter whether you approach circularity from a design perspective, an environmental awareness standpoint, as a growth agenda, or as a mean to rethinking consumerism.

The aim of the week is to inspire industry professionals across sectors, showcase international pioneers, highlight local change makers and engage students to be the future of circularity.

Circular City Week also intends to be an engaging festival, where activities are diverse and fun. Previous Circular City Week activities included a book release, conferences, an art exhibition, Lunch & Learns, a film screening, a family play-shop, tours, a pitch competition, site visits and workshops.

For more information about this event and its detailed program click here.


Online Events Program


March 22

Circular City Week – Official Opening Ceremony | 10:00

Virtual Tour of Sims Municipal Recycling | 18:00

A Conscious Kitchen: Making it Stretch and Reducing Your Waste | 18:00

March 23

Co-creating a Circular Campus | 10:00

The State of Circular Practices in the Design and Architecture Industry | 10:00

Inclusive Circular City Design: A Regenerative Roadmap | 10:30

Textile-to-Textile Circularity | 11:00

Zero Waste Showcase for Business | 12:00

Reinforcing Reuse Networks for a Circular NYC | 18:00

March 24

What Can America Learn From Africa? Focus on Business Initiatives | 8:00

New York and The Circular Economy: The Role of Higher Education | 9:00

The Big Interview: Rob Kaplan | 11:00

The Future of Fashion is Bio-Based and Compostable | 11:00

Be there at the beginning! Launch of the Open Sustainability Collaborative (OSC) | 12:00

Circular Fashion from Design to Execution | 13:00

March 25

A Panel Discussion: Use cases that leverage global inclusion, sustainability, and circularity for innovation | 12:00

Dishwasher Roles are Green Jobs: Establishing Reuse Economy via Dishwashing | 13:00

The Big Interview: Denis Hayes | 15:00

The Life of Jeans: A Creative, (Re)Fashion-For-Good-Workshop for Kids! | 16:00

Innovation in Sustainability & Waste | 19:00

March 26

Circular City Week – Official Closing Celebration | 10:00

3rd Annual EGE: Sustainability and the Next Generation Workforce – Food and Sustainability | 11:00


March 27

Group future – vision session #1 | 15:00


March 28

Circular Hackathon – Finalists Presentation | 13:00

Group future – vision session #2 | 15:00