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Circular Cities: A Revolution in Urban Sustainability

Author/EditorWilliams, Jo (Bartlett School of Plannin (Author)
ISBN: 9780367748166
Pub Date22/04/2021
BindingPaperback
Pages156
Dimensions (mm)234(h) * 156(w)
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With cities striving to meet sustainable development goals, circular urban systems are gaining momentum, especially in Europe.

This research-based book defines the circular city and circular development. It explains the shift in focus from a purely economic concept, which promotes circular business models in cities, to one that explores a new approach to urban development. This approach offers huge opportunities and addresses important sustainability issues: resource consumption and waste; climate change; the health of urban populations; social inequalities and the creation of sustainable urban economies. It examines the different approaches to circular development, drawing on research conducted in four European cities: Amsterdam, London, Paris and Stockholm. It explores different development pathways and levers for a circular urban transformation. It highlights the benefits of adopting a circular approach to development in cities, but acknowledges that these benefits are not shared equally across society. Finally, it focuses on the challenges to implementing circular development faced by urban actors.

This ground-breaking book will be essential reading to scholars, students, practitioners and policymakers interested in the circular economy, urban sustainability, urban ecology, urban planning, urban regeneration, urban resilience, adaptive cities and regenerative cities.

With cities striving to meet sustainable development goals, circular urban systems are gaining momentum, especially in Europe.

This research-based book defines the circular city and circular development. It explains the shift in focus from a purely economic concept, which promotes circular business models in cities, to one that explores a new approach to urban development. This approach offers huge opportunities and addresses important sustainability issues: resource consumption and waste; climate change; the health of urban populations; social inequalities and the creation of sustainable urban economies. It examines the different approaches to circular development, drawing on research conducted in four European cities: Amsterdam, London, Paris and Stockholm. It explores different development pathways and levers for a circular urban transformation. It highlights the benefits of adopting a circular approach to development in cities, but acknowledges that these benefits are not shared equally across society. Finally, it focuses on the challenges to implementing circular development faced by urban actors.

This ground-breaking book will be essential reading to scholars, students, practitioners and policymakers interested in the circular economy, urban sustainability, urban ecology, urban planning, urban regeneration, urban resilience, adaptive cities and regenerative cities.

Jo Williams is the Director of the Circular Cities Hub. She is also an Associate Professor in Sustainable Urbanism at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL. She has 23 years of research experience, working closely with industry, government and cities. She also advises International bodies (European Commission, EIB, EEA, OECD and UN) on the delivery of circular cities, low carbon cities, circular, sharing and bio-economies. Jo is on the steering panel for several large European research projects. She has published widely.

Part 1: Conceptualising Circular Cities Chapter 1 The Ecological Crisis Chapter 2 Moving from a circular economy to a circular city Part 2: Circular Cities: European Case Studies Chapter 3 Circular Stockholm Chapter 4 Circular London Chapter 5 Circular Amsterdam Chapter 6 Circular Paris Part 3: Lessons learnt for Circular Cities and Development Chapter 7 Implementation: pathways, levers and dynamics Chapter 8 Reasons for adopting a circular development pathway Chapter 9 Challenges to implementing circular development Chapter 10 Circular Cities: conclusions and future research

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