Berlin’s path to a circular city – time to start

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Cities are major centres of the human population, economic capital, natural resource use, and waste generation. In Circular Berlin we strongly believe that the Circular City is the future approach to address the pressing topic of resources. Here is how we define it for our work:   Resources are sourced locally, if possible, used only if truly needed, and their value is maintained as part of a continuous...

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Material design as a building block of Circular Economy process

Prepared together with Naveedh Ahmed Sekar, M.sc Environmental and Resource Management Materials play a central role in the current Circular Economy debates. Biodegradable? Recyclable? Fair and transparent? Not toxic? Independently of an industry, search for the best material match to the product specification and function is a challenge. It remains the hot...

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Circular cities of the 21st century, how are they defined and where is best practice?

Contributor author to Circular Berlin: Piyush Dhawan , German Chancellor Fellow 2017-18 working on the topic of Circular Economy and Circular Cities. Parag Khanna, in his book Connectography has beautifully written that “cities are mankind’s most enduring and stable mode of social organization, outlasting all empires and nations over which they have...

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