Cities & Regions
The city of the future is inclusive and circular.
‘Circular Charlotte’ explores how Charlotte can start implementing a strategy to become the first circular city in the United States. We investigate how many valuable resources are currently lost through Charlotte’s waste system, and how these could be diverted into new, high-value uses; present a vision, co-created with city stakeholders, for a how a Circular Charlotte could look and function; and describe a roadmap with five business cases as a starting point for action.
How we work towards circular cities
Our expertise ranges from urban planning and systems science to stakeholder engagement and new venture building. We prioritize long-term partnerships, from vision development all the way through to practical business case implementation.
Elisabeth den Boer
Sam van Hooff
Guillermo Corella Dekker
SoTecIn Factory: New solutions for Europe’s seven industrial value chains
Circular Charlotte: Becoming a zero waste and inclusive city
Circular Rotterdam: New jobs in a zero waste economy
Monitoring circularity in the Metropolitan Region of Amsterdam
Prospecting the Urban Mines of Amsterdam
De Ceuvel: A cleantech playground
The interconnected city:
Imagining our urban lives in 2050
Video: Circular Cities in Practice: From the Netherlands to North Carolina
China recycling import ban: two cities not letting crisis go to waste
New geo-design tool helps cities turn waste into value
‘Socio-Technical City’: a design vision for the city of the future
Pillars of the circular economy: seven cities showing the way
Lead Urban Planning and Development
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Specializing in urban and regional metabolism analysis, Gerard and his team develop strategies to transition cities and regions towards more circular and sustainable states.