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Atelier Productive Metropolis BXL is an initiative in Brussels that proposes giving old industrial sites a new lease on life by focusing on attracting innovative
The UK’s WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations require distributors that are directly supplying new Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) for use in private households to
The Biological House was created by a multidisciplinary team involving more than 40 partners, including Copenhagen-based design firm Een TIl Een, sustainable architecture firm GXN, wood-treatment c
The Rebuild By Design competition represents a dramatic shift in disaster planning, adopting a more comprehensive and collaborative research and design approach to address complex problems and impr
Officials are tapping all kinds of data to make their cities safer, healthier and more efficient, in what may be just the start of a sweeping change in how cities are run.
The future of transportation will be enabled by two emerging technologies that are rapidly becoming mainstream.
With a growing desire to create more liveable streets, a light needs to be shone upon the benefits of walking as a catalyst for developing sustainable, healthy, prosperous and attractive cities.
Toolkit by Canada's National Zero Waste Council to highlight:
France has become the first country in the world to ban supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food, forcing them instead to donate it to charities and food banks. Under a law passed
Edmonton's Sustainable Purchasing Policy encourages staff to purchase quality products, serv
During the 20th Century, London suffered serious incidences of smog, the worst being the Great Smog of 1952.
The SME+ Innovation Fund is a program by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, which uses credit schemes to stimulate development projects to which financial ri
A new European Defense Agency project aims to set a roadmap for future activities designed to incorporate the ‘Circular Economy’ concept into the defence sector.
Amsterdam Sharing City aims to utilise as a city the opportunities the sharing economy offers in the areas of sustainability, social cohesion and economy.
Amsterdam Smart City (ASC) is an innovation platform that aims to achieve a future proof Amsterdam.
Engage Citizen is a digital platform that provides a social network for citizens and a relationship management tool and collaboration platform for government agencies and cities to engage with thei
The City Data Exchange is a software-as-a-service solution that will allow for the sale, purchase and sharing of a wide variety of data from multiple sources among all types of users in a city – ci
"Toronto’s Circular Economy Procurement Implementation Plan and Framework (the Framework) is positioned to become a major tool in creating economic growth, enhancing social prosperity and moving to
In order to reduce the number of vehicles entering central London, a Congestion Charge Zone was introduced by Transport for London in 2003.
One Seattle non-profit has a remarkably simple way to end homelessness: Give people homes.
Urban beekeeping in London has grown in popularity in recent years and is supported by both the city and national government.
The EU institutions are finalizing negotiations which will set binding targets in the revised directive on national emissions ceilings (NEC).
The Swedish government is introducing tax breaks on repairs to everything from bicycles to washing machines so it will no longer make sense to throw out old or broken items and buy new ones. Sweden
The Center for Innovation, Testing and Evaluation (CITE) aims to be a real-life SimCity that resembles a modest American town with a population of 35,000 people spread over roughly 15 square miles.
A joint research project by TU Delft, Waag Society, CML Leiden University, and Metabolic is looking into the potential for urban mining within the city of Amsterdam.
Due to the cancellation of plans to build a waste-to-energy facility in 1988, and the rapidly diminishing capacity at its landfills, the city of Austin decided to undertake a pilot scheme to deter
The City of Amsterdam now has the highest density of vehicle charging stations in the world, passing the 1,000 milestone in 2014 with an aim of 4,000 in operation by 2018.
Presenting China’s draft economic plan for the next five years, Premier Li Keqiang called for “heavy blows” to be struck against air and water pollution that have exacted a heavy toll on large swat
The sharing economy is taking off in China, where ride-sharing and Airbnb are increasingly commonplace. City streets around the country have seen an explosion of the colourful bikes that users can
In Zaanstad, the municipality, housing corporation Parteon and data scientists from Berenschot Intellerts joined forces to develop a predictive model for the quality of the foundations of houses an
Leeuwarden has opened the world’s first bike path made from recycled toilet paper. A consortium of local authorities and construction companies (Wetterskip Fryslân (Friesland’s water company), Prov
Stadslogistiek Delft is a PostNL Initiative in cooperation with the municipality of Delft aimed at developing the logistics system for the city of tomorrow.
This report provides a selection of circular economy actions which have been categorized for readability.
This pioneering study of Glasgow’s economy, identified leading industries through which the city’s economy can become more ‘circular’ and defined implementation strategies
Implemented by Circle Economy, the first City Circle Scan to be done at this scale globally, identifies areas in which circular business models can be applied and highlights strategies to accomplis
The City of London has taken steps to protect its urban wildlife by developing an action plan, focusing on five flagship species; the house sparrow, peregrine falcon, black redstart, stag beetle an
The Inner Harbor Water Wheel, or “Mr.