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Circular Cities Strategies and Technologies

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Actionable Benefits

  • Strategic guidance for sustainability plans.
  • Demonstrates the range of techniques that can be adopted by companies and governments to increase circularity.
  • Identifies best practice in the circular economy.

Critical Questions Answered

  • What is the circular economy?
  • How does the circular economy affect smart cities?
  • What strategies and best practices are there to adopt the circular economy?       

Research Highlights

  • A detailed understanding of what the circular economy entails.
  • An overview of what regions are developing the circular economy.
  • Strategies that can be adopted within internal operations and services that a company or government provides to increase circularity.

Who Should Read This?

  • Chief Sustainability Officers and city officials interested in the circular economy.
  • Technology companies with an interest in keeping up with sustainability regulations and trends.
  • Product development teams aiming to increase sustainability of a product or service. 

Table of Contents

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1.1. What Is the Circular Economy?
1.2. Implementation of the Circular Economy
1.3. Leaders in the Circular Economy

2. DEFINITION OF THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

2.1. Key Principles of the Circular Economy
2.2. Common Circular Economy Terms
2.3. Smart Cities and the Circular Economy

3. STRATEGIES AND APPROACHES

3.1. Service Maintenance
3.2. As-a-Service
3.3. Sharing Economy
3.4. Recycling
3.5. Mitigation by Design
3.6. Maximum Use of Assets
3.7. Green Infrastructure
3.8. Remanufacturing

4. KEY DRIVERS, INHIBITORS, OPPORTUNITIES, AND THREATS

4.1. Drivers and Inhibitors
4.2. Opportunities and Threats

5. REGIONAL APPROACHES, LEADING CITY STRATEGIES, AND SUPPORTING BODIES

5.1. Regional Approaches
5.2. Best Practices from Cities and Countries
5.3. Foundations and Supporting Bodies

6. THE IMPACT OF THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY