This webinar is organised by UrbanWINS project, a like-minded European project, funded by the Horizon 2020 programme and is a result of the cooperation and synergies between the two projects.
Cities can be compared to living organisms that eat, digest and discard what is not needed. Understanding what resources are required to nourish the city activities, how these resources are used and what the flow of energy and materials is, and what kind of waste is produced can be useful for cities aiming to improve their strategies to prevent, reduce, reuse, recycle and manage waste.
An overview on urban metabolism, its importance, how it looks in practice and above all – its role in the circular economy will be the key features and questions for this morning webinar. The webinar, titled “How can urban metabolism lead to a circular economy and a more sustainable future for cities?” will take place on 5 July from 11:00h to 12.30h (CET).
11.00 Welcome and introduction
Meritxell Díaz, Communications Officer, ICLEI European Secretariat
11.05 What is urban metabolism and how do UrbanWINS cities plan to use the results of their urban metabolism analysis?
Leonardo Rosado, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Division of Water Environment Technology, University of Chalmers, Sweden
11.25 Urban metabolism for tourism in Copenhagen. Introduction to the Urban Waste project and the waste management in the City of Copenhagen
Line Brogaard MSc. PhD, City Development, The Technical and Environmental Administration, City of Copenhagen
11.45 What is circular economy about?
Estela Grana, Sustainable Economy and Procurement Officer, ICLEI European Secretariat
12.05 Urban metabolism, a key step for circular cities
Paul Mul, Sustainability Consultant, Royal HaskoningDHV, The Netherlands
12.20 Questions and answers
See the full agenda and invitation here.