On 25th April, EUROCITIES and Julie's Bicycle are leading the second ROCK webinar. After having discussed urban commons and their role in urban governance, this time we will introduce the principles of the circular economy, and what local governments are doing to encourage circular systems in their cities.
The circular economy is a regenerative model designed to keep products and materials at their highest value and functionality for as long as possible through continuous cycles of reclamation and remanufacture. It is an alternative to the current “linear” economic model based on extraction, manufacture and disposal of resources (i.e. take, make, use and dispose), creating waste and toxic flows at each stage of the process. The webinar will introduce the principles of the circular economy and showcase what local governments are doing to encourage more circular systems and projects within their cities. Participants will also recieve recommendations on what they can do within their workplaces to adopt more circular economy practices.
This webinar is part of the ROCK webinar programme, a programme showcasing the leading cultural heritage projects which are driving sustainable urban regeneration across Europe. The webinar programme has been designed to share case studies and insights from ROCK partners on a range of topics relevant to cities, including: cultural policy, circular economy, citizen engagement, adaptive reuse, new technologies, and urban biodiversity. Each webinar will demonstrate the opportunties for historic cities and cultural heritage professionals in contributing to new and sustainable (environmental, social and economic) urban processes. Participants will hear from a range of speakers, and have the opportunity to ask the experts questions and share ideas with their fellow listeners.
The webinar programme will be recorded and made available to organisations and cities inside and outside the ROCK partner consortium.
Our next webinar on circular economy will take place on 25 April 2019, 15.00-16.30 CET, you can register for free.