World Resource Forum - Partnership present to discuss re-use of buildings and spaces and urban resource centres

The Partnership on Circular Economy will be present at next weeks World Resource Forum in Antwerp to discuss two of our actions in a workshop during the conference. The World Resources Forum 2019 ‘Closing Loops - Transitions at work’ is hosted by the Public Waste Agency of Flanders (OVAM), which is one of the partners in the Partnership. 

The workshop "Unlocking the potential of urban resources through new use of urban spaces" will take place from 11:30 - 13:00 on the 26th of Febraury and will focus on three aspects:

  • How to utilize underused buildings and spaces in cities and using it as a driver for a circular transition
  • Innovation and experimentation as a tool to enable circular business models at local level
  • How to work with citizen participation and co-creation to stimulate for a Circular Economy

The objective of this workshop is to discuss the concept Urban Resource centres, the new generation of recycling stations and how to combine temporary use with the power of public-private partnership, social innovation and citizens’ engagement to create new spaces for more circular resource management.

We hope to see you there!

To learn more about the Partnerships work on both Urban Resource Centres and Re-use of buildings and spaces, see these videos. 


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