Almost 60% of the built environment required to accommodate the Earth’s urban population by 2050 still has to be built (Circularity Gap Report, 2021). So how will we make sure that cities can meet our universal need for shelter within the limits of our planet? The urban built environment should be a ‘living’ system in which building materials and products are used optimally and then reused, a system that operates within the boundaries of our planet, preserves the (business) value of its resources, and increases the number of valuable jobs and skills in a city.
Join the next public C3 webinar A guide for circularity in the urban built environment on 19 January 2023 at 10:00-11:45 CET (online) to learn how this vision can become a reality. The webinar will present a guide that demonstrates how a built environment operating under circular principles can enable cities to harness opportunities to make more efficient use of construction materials, while extending the use and lifetime of the building stock.
Front-runner cities, such as Leuven (BE), will show how they have already started integrating circular principles into their built environments and share what they have learned. Solution providers, including ARUP and representatives of the Circular Building Coalition, will help participants understand how public and private actors can work together to accelerate the circular transition. Lastly, the EIB’s Facility Management team will present a case study on circular renovation.