Circular Cities

Cities are the centre of human activity. Today, over 55% of the global population lives in cities, generating 80% of global GDP. By 2050, the share of people living in cities is expected to reach 68%. Approximately 70-75% of global resources are consumed by urban activities while accounting for 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions. The rapid growth of cities can aggregate and aggravate key societal challenges, from unemployment and inequality, to pollution and climate change. Circular Economy strategies have the potential to offer solutions: they can start small and deliver results ‘close to home’. Solutions can jump from neighbourhood to neighbourhood, each in their own context and with their own local hero. Read our publication Circular CitiesFind relevant showcases, events and news below.

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events
HCH

World Resource Forum 2021

12th until 14th of October 2021

World Resource Forum 2021

"A Green Deal for Sustainable Resources."

news
JUL 26, 2021

Join the NL Lounge at Ecomondo

Join the NL Lounge at Ecomondo

Set up meetings with visitors and counterparts to meet Dutch companies

showcase

Easy Housing – Circular and climate-smart building system

Easy Housing – Circular and climate-smart building system

Affordable and sustainable housing

news
JUN 16, 2021

Renewed webpage on circular tools

Renewed webpage on circular tools

Find our overview of valuable resources and tools

events
HCH

The 4th Indonesia Circular Economy Forum 2021

online | 21st until 23rd of July 2021

The 4th Indonesia Circular Economy Forum 2021

Towards Smart and Sustainable Cities through Circular Economy in Indonesia

news
MAY 12, 2021

Circularity in Italian cities: interesting development for international collaboration

Circularity in Italian cities: interesting development for international collaboration

Country booster webinar

events

Urban Circular Bioeconomy: Stakeholder Engagement and Citizen Awareness

online | 15th of May 2021

Urban Circular Bioeconomy: Stakeholder Engagement and Citizen Awareness

Explore the art of bioeconomy in Europe

events
HCH

Circular Cities (Business Day Italy)

online | 12th of May 2021

Circular Cities (Business Day Italy)

Booster circular cities in Italy

showcase

BlueCity – Circular incubator

BlueCity – Circular incubator

From swimming paradise to model city