AMS REPAiR Seminar – Circularity & the Built Environment: From Policy to Practice

The seminar, part of the dissemination of the H2020 project REPAiR – Resource Management in Peri-urban Areas: Going Beyond Urban Metabolism (G.A. 688920) will host international speakers that will discuss about Circular Economy & the built environment. Specifically, they will explore which are the main challenges that they are facing nowadays in the integration of Circular Economy perspective in their work. In addition, they will give their point of view on the main drivers that will change society, city and our profession in relation to Circular Economy in the next future.

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Which are the challenges faced by professionals in designing the shift towards a more circular built environment and economy? How are policy makers and designers embedding a circular approach towards the use of resources into their work? Six international speakers will share their perspective on the topic to discuss an alternative kind of urban development.
The objective of the seminar is to inquire in a broad sense how the principles of Circular Economy affect the design of the built environment, from the metropolitan to architectural scale in relation to planning and policy making. Moreover, the seminar aims to investigate how the cooperation between citizens and other stakeholders in Living Labs enhances the implementation of a more Circular Economy.