The circular economy is one of the pillars of contemporary European urban policies. In Brussels, for example, the Regional Circular Economy Plan aims to replace the current linear economic model with a circular economic system that is both competitive for companies on the markets and generates local jobs.
What are the advances and obstacles encountered by the implementation of this public policy? What rearrangements of material, social and political ecosystems does it imply?
It will be a matter of questioning not only the metabolism of these circulations but also their relevant scales which ultimately shape the territory of the transition.
Case study 5
INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY AS AXIS OF THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
- Benoît Charrière, deputy general director Sofies International
Case study 6
HOT SPOTS OF THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY
- Andrea Bortolotti, architect, PhD student Metrolab Brussels, ULB
- Geoffrey Grulois, architect, professor ULB, Metrolab Brussels
- Stéphane Thomas, circular economy programme director at Veolia Innove