Cities are heavily dependent on external resources to meet the demands of their citizens. At the same time, cities are also responsible for the largest amount of generated waste. Urban administrations therefore have a crucial role in the development of the circular economy, where the value of products, materials and resources is maintained in the economy for as long as possible, and the generation of waste minimised.
BluAct is a Transfer network of 7 European port cities including Piraeus, Mataro, Ostend, Galati, Matosinhos, Burgas and Salerno aiming to share good...
This Transfer network builds upon the "Management model of Urban gardens in Rome" Good Practice, in order to transfer to EU cities...
Tropa Verde is a Transfer network to encourage environmentally responsible behaviour that empowers citizens to reuse and recycle. Combining web...
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The URBACT Programme Experts share their thoughts and expectations.
Marcelline Bonneau makes a case for changing habits, innovative incentives and the benefits of a circular economy.
Yvan Corbat, URBACT Lead Expert, says rewarding good behaviour still works! Case in point, in Santiago de Compostela (ES) local citizens are rewarded...
Marcelline Bonneau introduces the concept of Temporary Use and URBACT’s REFILL networks achievements over the past 2 and a half years.
Jim Sims delves into the Blue Economy, a concept whose purpose is to promote both philosophies and practical steps for economic growth linked to the...