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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HCH

Sustainable Urban Design Summit 2022

Madison Building, Detroit and online | 13th of October 2022

Sustainable Urban Design Summit 2022

The event will discuss sustainable urban planning and circular economy.

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Smart City Expo World Congress 2022

Barcelona | 13th until 16th of November 2022

Smart City Expo World Congress 2022

RVO will organize a mission during the Smart City World Expo Congress.

events
HCH | Dutch only

Circular entrepreneurship in Belgium

RVO Den Haag | 8th of November 2022

Circular entrepreneurship in Belgium

Opportunities for Dutch circular companies in Belgium

news
JUN 28, 2022

NL Trade Mission to Belgium – Circular Infrastructure and Construction

NL Trade Mission to Belgium – Circular Infrastructure and Construction

The Netherlands & Belgium seeks cooperation in the construction field

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HCH

Circular Week 2022

Poland | 3rd until 6th of October 2022

Circular Week 2022

Save the date for the fifth-anniversary edition of the Circular Week!

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FLOOW2.Community - making B2B sharing accessible for every organisation, region and network

FLOOW2.Community - making B2B sharing accessible for every organisation, region and network

Enabling B2B sharing accessible

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De Circulaire Weg - The Circular Road

De Circulaire Weg - The Circular Road

'Infra as a service', a trigger for true circularity

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#EUCircularTalk 2022: Measuring Circularity

Online | 17th of May 2022

#EUCircularTalk 2022: Measuring Circularity

A webinar session and sharing knowledge on measuring circular procurement.

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Nordic Circular Summit 2022

Stockholm, Sweden & Online | 22nd until 24th of November 2022

Nordic Circular Summit 2022

Learn more about circular opportunities in the Nordic region from the event