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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Transformation tools enabling the implementation of nature-based solutions for creating a resourceful circular city
Authors: Katsou, Evina
Nika, Chrysanthi-Elisabeth
Bühler, Devi
Marić, Bruno
Megyesi, Boldizsár
Mino, Eric
Babí Almenar, Javier
Bas, Bilge
Bećirović, Dženan
Bokal, Sabina
Đolić, Maja
Elginöz, Nilay
Kalnis, Gregoris
Mateo, Mari-Carmen Garcia
Milousi, Maria
Mousavi, Alireza
Rinčić, Iva
Rizzo, Agatino
Rodriguez-Roda, Ignasi
Rugani, Benedetto
Šalaševičienė, Alvija
Sari, Ramazan
Stanchev, Peyo
Topuz, Emel
Atanasova, Natasa
et. al: No
DOI: 10.2166/bgs.2020.929
Published in: Blue-Green Systems
Volume(Issue): 2
Issue: 1
Page(s): 186
Pages to: 211
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher / Ed. Institution: IWA Publishing
ISSN: 2617-4782
Language: English
Subjects: Assessment Methods; Circular Cities; Nature-Based Solutions; Policies and regulations; Stakeholders' Awareness; Stakeholders' Engagement
Subject (DDC): 338.927: Environmental economics and sustainable development
Abstract: The linear pattern of production-consumption-disposal of cities around the world will continue to increase the emission of pollutants and stocks of waste, as well as to impact on the irreversible deterioration of non-renewable stocks of raw materials. A transition towards a circular pattern proposed by the concept of ‘Circular Cities’ is gaining momentum. As part of this urban transition, the emergent use of Nature-based Solutions (NBS) intends to shift public opinion and utilize technology to mitigate the urban environmental impact. In this paper, an analysis of the current research and practical investments for implementing NBS under the umbrella of Circular Cities is conducted. A combined appraisal of the latest literature and a survey of on-going and completed National-European research and development projects provides an overview of the current enabling tools, methodologies, and initiatives for public engagement. It also identifies and describes the links between facilitators and barriers with respect to existing policies and regulations, public awareness and engagement, and scientific and technological instruments. The paper concludes introducing the most promising methods, physical and digital technologies that may lead the way to Sustainable Circular Cities. The results of this research provide useful insight for citizens, scientists, practitioners, investors, policy makers, and strategists to channel efforts on switching from a linear to a circular thinking for the future of cities.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Natural Resource Sciences (IUNR)
Appears in collections:Publikationen Life Sciences und Facility Management

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