Special Issue "Sustainable Urban Transitions: Towards Low-Carbon, Circular Cities"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020) | Viewed by 5597
Special Issue Editors
Dr. Teresa Domenech
Institute for Sustainable Resources, University College London, Gower St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6BT, UK
circular economy; industrial ecology; circular cities; sustainable manufacturing; indicators and metrics for the circular economy
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Dr. Aiduan Borrion
Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, Department of Civil, University College London, London WC1E 6DE, UK
Interests: circular economy; life cycle assessment; bioeconomy; closed loop systems; low carbon technologies
Special Issue Information
Cities concentrate most of the world’s population and are the largest consumers of resources and energy. The transition towards more sustainable futures thus fundamentally depend on the transformation of city systems from linear to circular and from carbon intensive to carbon neutral or positive. Urban transitions need to draw from the technical, technological and social innovation capabilities of cities and from opportunities derived from the spatial concentration of activities and scale, which create adequate conditions to explore new low carbon and circular business and socio-economic models to organize production and consumption activities in order to reduce the pressures on the environment. Urban transitions need to be negotiated among city stakeholders through new forms of governance which understand the dynamics of the transformation and create inclusive spaces for experimentation. The purpose of this Special Issue is to better understand the role of cities as an agent of transformation in the transition towards the circular economy.
This Special Issue invites original research papers, reviews and case studies on the topic of urban circular transitions with a focus on: (i) the role of new circular business models in increasing circularity in cities; (ii) closing the loop of food, nutrients, waste and water in cities; (iii) circular urban models for such as textiles, furniture, plastics and electronics; (iv) circular and green urban infrastructures; (v) indicators, metrics and assessment methods for circular cities; (vi) new governance systems for cities in transition towards circularity; (vii) resource nexus in cities; (viii) Policy mixes for circular urban transitions and other related topics.
Dr. Teresa Domenech
Dr. Aiduan Borrion
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Published Papers (5 papers)