The new CESISP project on circular cities has started.
The project involves the development of an urban circularity indicator to support national and European policy makers.
The concept of circular economy requires a paradigm shift and technological and social innovations. Transforming urban centers into circular cities requires working on multiple levels or clusters.
The urban circular economy can be represented through 5 five clusters: Sustainable inputs: Use of inputs from renewable sources or reuse and recycling, Social sharing: role of volunteering / platforms to share assets to reduce waste, Use of goods as services: includes innovative business models to offer products in the form of services; End of life: solutions to preserve the end-of-life value of an asset and reuse it; Extension of product life: actions to increase the useful life of goods and services.
It is important to start with a mapping of citizen proximity policies and a measurement of the effectiveness of cities in the area of circularity. In this way it will be possible to involve citizens and create with them the best solutions