A decision support system for closing the loop of urban material flows.
Project CITYLOOPS: Closing the loop for urban material flows.
CityLoops brings together six ambitious European cities to demonstrate a series of innovative tools and urban planning approaches, aimed at closing the loops of urban material flows and increasing their regenerative capacity.
Demonstration actions are implemented in relation to construction/demolition + waste, including soil, and organic waste. During the inception phase, a circular city scan methodology and indicators is developed and implemented in each city, by adapting current MFA and Urban Metabolism methods to include context-specific data and challenges, to adjust planned demonstration actions, provide an evaluation framework for the measures and monitor their progress towards a circular economy.
A series of further innovative decision support tools are developed (such as City Lab, a GIS based city planning tool, and a pre-demolition resource-mapping tool) for specific demonstration actions. In each city, a Local Stakeholder Partnership is established at project outset, involving citizen groups, businesses communities, and other relevant partners, to guide planning and implementation. In each case, public procurement actions are analyzed to assess potential supportive measures.
As the selected cities are small to medium sized cities (pop. 50,000 – 600,000), Apeldoorn, Bodø, Mikkeli, Porto, Seville and Roskilde/Høje Taastrup, the tools, approaches and solutions demonstrated are replicable in many cities across Europe. Replication is embedded throughout the project. At city level, all demonstration cities prepare scale-up plans. At a regional level Collaborative Learning Networks are established, consisting of other municipalities, public bodies, and other relevant regional institutions, to prepare regional upscaling plans. At a European level, a series of Replication Zones are recruited over the course of the project to prepare replication plans. Guidance on replication is also produced.
Our main tasks
Implementation, demonstration, and evaluation of a series of innovative measures designed to promote circular economy outcomes in relation to construction and demolition waste, soil material and organic waste flows in the city of Seville (Spain)
2GO OUT CONSULTING | AYUNTAMIENTO DE MURCIA | AYUNTAMIENTO DE SEVILLA | BODØ KOMMUNE | CAMARA MUNICIPAL DO PORTO | CONSELL COMARCAL DEL VALLÈS OCCIDENTAL | DANISH ASSOCIATION OF CONSTRUCTION CLIENTS | EMASESA | GATE21 | GEMEENTE | PELDOORN | HØJE-TAASTRUP KOMMUNE | ICLEI EUROPE | IDENER.AI | IRIS PRODUKSJON AS | LEITAT | LIPASAM | LIPOR | METABOLISM OF CITIES | MIKKELI DEVELOPMENT MIKSEI | NORLAND RESEARCH INSTITUTE | PORTO AMBIENTE | REGION | OVEDSTADEN (CAPITAL REGION OF DENMARK) | RIJKSWATERSTAAT | ROSKILDE KOMMUNE | ROSKILDE UNIVERSITY | SAXION | STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH | XAMK
Start date – finish date
10 / 2019 - 09 / 2023
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº 821033