Workshops

Workshops

All times listed below are in CET (Central European Time), Rotterdam

Workshop 01: Making Urban Nature – Collaboration for Biodiverse Urban Environments

🕒 07:00 PM – 08:30 PM, 22 February

Chairs: Jacques Vink (Netherlands), Cecil Konijnendijk (Spain)

Description: For greener, healthier and more resilient cities, we need to integrate nature into the neighbourhood. But how do we do that in ways that are meaningful and inclusive? How can architects, urbanists, ecologists, urban foresters and others work together on creating biodiverse urban environments. What are some of the opportunities but also challenges? This session discusses some of the possible answers, based on experiences from urban ecology, urban forestry, and other fields. Participants are encouraged to share their own experiences with successfully making nature.

Workshop Schedule

Introduction
07:00 PM – 07:05 PM

Making Urban Nature
07:05 PM – 07:20 PM
Jacques Vink (Netherlands)

Using the 3-30-300 rule for greening cities
07:20 PM – 07:35 PM
Cecil Konijnendijk (Spain)

Discussion
07:35 PM – 08:30 PM

Workshop 02: Socio-spatial consequences of transitioning to a circular built environment: towards new research agendas

🕒 07:00 PM – 08:30 PM, 22 February

Chair: Tanya Tsui (Netherlands)

Description: In this interactive workshop, we will be discussing the impact of a circular economy on the social domain, specifically in the context of the built environment. Together with participants, we aim to map out the impact of existing circular built environment research on social values such as social equity, employment, health, and sense of place. By the end of the workshop, we hope to formulate a research agenda based on social values for the circular built environment.

Workshop Schedule

Workshop moderators and designers
Tanya Tsui, Tamara Egger, Olga Ioannou, Sultan Çetin, Karel Van den Berghe, Nassia Panagiotidi

Societal Aspects of the Circular Economy & Workshop Introduction
07:00 PM – 07:20 PM
Tamara Egger (Netherlands)

Group Discussions
07:20 PM – 07:35 PM

Discussion Summary
07:35 PM – 08:30 PM
Tanya Tsui (Netherlands)

More Details

About the moderator:
Tanya Tsui is a PhD candidate at the Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, in the Department of Urbanism. Her research aims to bring a regional perspective to the circular economy, using spatial statistics methods to analyze the location of waste flows in the Netherlands.

About the hosts:
As part of the Ecocity World Summit in 22-24th February 2022, The Circular Built Environment Hub (CBE Hub) of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft is hosting the special session “Socio-spatial consequences of transitioning to a circular built environment: towards new research agendas”.

Activities:
As part of the Ecocity World Summit in 22-24th February 2022, The Circular Built Environment Hub (CBE Hub) of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft is hosting the special session “Socio-spatial consequences of transitioning to a circular built environment: towards new research agendas”.

Who should attend:
Circular (/sustainable) built environment researchers who are curious about the social impact of their research. No expertise in the social domain is needed.

Workshop 03: COST Circular City – Use of Nature-based Solutions for Circular Cities

🕒 07:00 PM – 08:30 PM, 22 February

Chair: Nataša Atanasova (Slovenia)

Organisers: COST Action CA17133 Circular City (https://circular-city.eu/).

Contact:

  • Guenter Langergraber (BOKU University Vienna, Austria) &
  • Nataša Atanasova (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Description: The COST Action Circular City (https://circular-city.eu/) aims to establish a network testing the hypothesis that: “A circular flow system that implements nature based solutions for managing resources (water, nutrients, materials, energy) within the urban biosphere will lead to a resilient, sustainable and healthy urban environment”.The workshop presents the results of the Action to date and aims to discuss with stakeholders on beneficial and hindering factors for implementing nature-based solutions and circular economy in cities.

Workshop Schedule

Introduction to the COST Action Circular City
07:00 PM – 07:10 PM
Nataša Atanasova (Slovenia)

Closing Water Cycles in the Built Environment through Nature-Based Solutions
07:10 PM – 07:20 PM
Pedro Pinho

Management of Urban Waters with Nature-Based Solutions in Circular Cities
07:20 PM – 07:30 PM
Anacleto Rizzo

Nature-Based Units as Building Blocks for Resource Recovery Systems in Cities
07:30 PM – 07:40 PM
Tjaša Griessler Bulc (Slovenia)

Nature-Based Solutions for Agriculture in Circular Cities
07:40 PM – 07:50 PM
Rocio Pineda-Martos (Spain)

Beneficial and hindering factors for implementing nature-based solutions and circular economy in cities
07:50 PM – 08:00 PM
Alexandra Popartan

Moderated discussion
08:00 PM – 08:25 PM
Alexandra Popartan, Joana Castellar, Mari Carmen Garcia

Closing remarks
08:25 PM – 08:30 PM
Nataša Atanasova (Slovenia)

Workshop 04: Launch of the Circular Jobs Monitor

🕒 02:00 PM – 03:30 PM, 24 February

Chair: Margaux Ginestet (Consultant, UNEP)

Description: The workforce is a key lever for transformation towards the circular economy. To tap into this potential, we need strong data and evidence. Which jobs are already part of the circular economy? Where are these jobs located? How are these jobs distributed across sectors and how are they related to circular strategies? Which jobs are directly or indirectly contributing to circular strategies? In this Special Session, UNEP and Circle Economy will announce the launch of the Circular Jobs Monitor, by presenting the joint initiative behind it, the methodology, how to use the tool and how cities can take advantage of it thanks to the experience of Prague. The Circular Jobs Monitor is the first time that data on employment generated in cities engaging in circular economy activities has been made available. This evidence can be used alongside other social, economic and environmental metrics to help cities build back better and chart a course towards a more sustainable future for their people and the planet.

Workshop Schedule

Welcoming remarks by Senior UNEP representative
02:00 PM – 02:05 PM

Panel discussion: Launching the Circular Jobs Monitor
Moderators: Magashen Naidoo, Head Circular Development, ICLEI World Secretariat & Esteban Munoz, Consultant, UNEP

  • Introducing the Circular Jobs Monitor: How can data help cities in their transition to the circular economy?
    02:05 PM – 02:25 PM
    Sharon Gil, Programme Officer, Cities Unit, Economy Division, UNEP [rationale and methodology focus]
    Esther Goodwin Brown, Lead of the Circular Jobs Initiative, Circle Economy [platform focus and future use]
  • Sharing local experience: Why choose circularity as a development model? How can the Circular Job Monitor support the transition?
    02:25 PM – 02:35 PM
    Vojtech Vosecky, Circle Economy and Chairman of the Circular Economy Steering Group, City of Prague
  • Q&A
    02:35 PM – 02:50 PM
    Magashen Naidoo, Esteban Munoz, Sharon Gil, Esther Goodwin Brown, Vojtech Vosecky

 

Closing remarks
02:50 PM – 02:55 PM
Hatty Cooper, Director Government & Institutions, Circle Economy